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Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Peebles, royal burgh, par., and co. town of Peebles-shire, at the confluence of Eddlestone Water and river Tweed, 18½ miles NW. of Galashiels, 27 miles S. of Edinburgh, and 54 miles SE. of Glasgow by rail - par. (partly also in Selkirkshire), 16,597 ac., pop. 4059; royal burgh, pop. 2609; town (police burgh), pop. 3495; P.O., T.O, 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Peebles is finely situated in the valley of the Tweed, being well sheltered by lofty hills, and is a favourite summer resort. There is a large hydropathic establishment near the town. The mfr. of tweeds and other woollen, stuffs is carried on. Peebles was in early times a seat of the Scottish kings, was made a royal burgh in 1367, and was burned by the English in 1406. It was the birthplace of William Chambers (1800-1883) and Robert Chambers (1802-1871), publishers and authors.