About Tree Bridge
Before the Cuddy Bridge was built in the 15th century, the Tree Bridge was the main entry point to Peebles from the west, along with the ford at St Michael's Wynd. Even though the bridge you see before today is modern (it dates from 1994) the old name is still used. As was common in Scottish market towns, there was a toll house at the principal entrances to the town. Remains were found in the late. 1980s of one such toll house near the east end of the bridge. In the days before rail and road transport, cattle were moved along drove roads to get them to markets. Tree Bridge lay on one of these drove roads that came from Falkirk beside the River Forth.