Peebles Hydro, Innerleithen Rd, Peebles, Scotland
Spa & Leisure
Leisure at Peebles Hydro is an amalgamation of the great outdoors and the spa facilities. The area is beautiful, so make sure you explore on walks, bikes or even quads in the surrounding area. At the hotel itself there is a gym and a pool to work out and wind down in, but the magic begins in the spa
The spa first opened in 1878 as the Peebles Hydropathic Institute, where water was the star of the show and it wasn’t unusual to indulge in a spot of otter hunting. Less of that these days, but there is a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and four treatment rooms where they use the highly acclaimed BABOR product lie for face and body therapies.
Hotel & Accommodation
A stone’s throw from the River Tweed on the Scottish borders, Peebles Hydro is surrounded by the pretty market town of Peebles. The epitome of a relaxing environment, it’s also just 22 miles from Edinburgh should you want to head out and explore. At the hotel itself however, it’s all about relaxation in a beautiful environment, where a choice of rooms all have spectacular views and come with a warm welcome.
Where you choose to eat and drink may well depend on the time of year. The emphasis is always on fresh local ingredients, enjoyed over fantastic views and the restaurant is overseen by Head Chef Chris whose dark chocolate delice is a real must-try. That said, there’s also a picnic shop complete with tartan blankets that’s perfect for summer lunches, there’s a lounge and sun room for afternoon tea, and for drinks (if the champagne, wines, teas and coffees don’t fit the bill) there’s a rather unique gin palace with tipples from all over the world.