Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Peebles. You may be able to find further references to Peebles in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Peebles a royal and police burgh, the county town of Peeblesshire Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Peebles.

Place Type of entry Source
Gatehope affluent Bartholomew
Glensax a burn Groome
Haystoun a farmhouse Groome
Kerfield an estate, with a modern two-story mansion Groome
Kingsmeadows the seat Groome
Neidpath Castle an old baronial fortalice Groome
Rosetta a mansion Groome
Swinton Bank a mansion Groome
Venlaw a mansion Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Peebles within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

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Kailzie 0 2
Manor 0 2
Lyne 0 3
Eddleston 0 3
Stobo 0 2
Innerleithen 0 2
Traquair 2 2
Newlands 0 2
Walkerburn 0 2
Romanno Bridge 0 2
Dewar 0 2
Kirkurd 0 2
Drumelzier 1 2
Broomlee 0 2
Broughton 0 3
Leadburn 0 2
West Linton 0 3
Dolphinton 0 2
Yarrow 0 2
Kilbucho 0 1