The Royal Burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town and the third largest town in the Borders. Peebles is an ideal location for those looking to enjoy the country lifestyle taking full advantage of the fishing, hillwalking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf facilities that the area has to offer. There is a swimming pool, Leisure Centre, and nearby Glentress Forest and its popular mountain biking routes. For those who enjoy the creative arts, the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre showcases local and international musical and artistic talent throughout the year and there are a number of popular events throughout the year including the week-long Beltane Festival, an Arts Festival, Agricultural Show, and Rugby Sevens tournament. The High Street of Peebles has a wide selection of independent retailers and highly regarded restaurants as well as a number of high street shops. The town also has a health centre, dentist, vets, banks, and supermarkets as well as primary and highly regarded secondary school. Peebles is ideally situated within commuting distance of Edinburgh which can be reached by car or public transport. There is a frequent bus service running to and from Edinburgh as well as services for Biggar, Galashiels, and nearby local towns. The A703 gives easy access to the Edinburgh City Bypass for onward travel to many destinations and Edinburgh Airport for UK or overseas travel.