Scottish Borders Hotel

Lazy Days at the Tontine in Peebles

There’s only one Scottish Borders hotel to choose if you enjoy Lazy Days, as we do, and that’s the friendly and historic Tontine Hotel on the High Street in Peebles. We’ve stayed there a couple of times and love the hotel, the atmosphere, Peebles itself, and taking a walk along the gorgeous River Tweed. Walking is just one of the so-called Lazy Days that the hotel will help you organise, and others include cycling, walking, golf holidays, fishing vacations, visiting gardens, a book lover’s trail, and a trail for foodies.

Enjoy our YouTube SlideShow of this Scottish Borders Hotel,
the lovely town of Peebles, and the River Tweed.
All Photos (c) Donna Dailey and Mike Gerrard.

History of this Scottish Borders Hotel

The historic Tontine Hotel in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Peebles has been around since the early 19th century. This former coaching inn was built between 1806 and 1808 by French prisoners of war, and is the only building along Peebles High Street to have its own courtyard, with the original cobblestones. Today it offers guests a chance to explore the town and surrounding countryside by way of Lazy Days. Some Lazy Days breaks are more active than others, whether your interest is golf, cycling, mountain-biking, walking, books, gardens, culture, or discovering some of southern Scotland's finest food and drink producers – from ice-cream and beer to chocolate-making.

Lazy Days at this Scottish Borders Hotel

Peebles stands on the River Tweed and the Tontine Hotel's suggested self-guided Food Trail introduces their guests to some of the Tweed Valley's best produce. This includes:

  • Caldwell's Ice Cream in Innerleithen
  • The Brewery at Traquair (Scotland's oldest inhabited house)
  • Cuddy Bridge Apple Juice in Innerleithen

Golfing Lazy Days in the Scottish Borders

Hotel guests at the Tontine can make use of the hotels own Golf Planner, who will help guests book rounds on any of the four courses close to Peebles. There are 21 courses altogether in the Scottish Borders region. The Lazy Days Go Golfing golf holiday packages range from six rounds and three nights dinner, bed and breakfast, to ten rounds and five nights db&b. The golf courses within easy reach of Peebles are:

  • Peebles Golf Course
  • Innerleithen Course
  • Championship Cardrona
  • West Linton

Other Lazy Days in the Scottish Borders

Hotel guests at the Tontine can choose from a wide variety of Lazy Days on different topics. These include:

  • The Garden Lover's Trail, visiting Kailzie Gardens, Dawyck Botanic Garden at Stobo, the St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre in Innerleithen, and the gardens at Traquair House
  • The Book Lover's Trail, which takes in the home of Sir Walter Scott, the John Buchan Museum, and Rosslyn Chapel which features in Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code
  • Salmon-fishing in the River Tweed, for those looking for fishing vacations
  • Gentle cycling in the Tweed Valley
  • Mountain biking from Glentress (three miles from Peebles and often described as the best dedicated mountain bike centre in Britain).
  • Several walking trails including the Peebles Town Trail, the John Buchan Way, and some glorious walks around Peebles and along the River Tweed.

Contact Information
The Tontine Hotel
High Street
Peebles EH45 8AJ
Tel: 01721 720 892

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