Person NamePeebles Hydro Hotel; 1878-
ActivityThe original Peebles Hydropathic Establishment was built in red sandstone in 1878 and was opened in 1880. It stood on Venlaw Hill, overlooking the town of Peebles and the river Tweed, but it was destroyed by fire in 1905. It was replaced in 1907 with a Georgian Hydropathic designed by James Miller. It originally provided its guests with treatments such as mud baths and electrical therapy and now offers extensive leisure facilities with heated swimming pool, whirlpool, gymnasium, sauna room and steam room. It currently has 137 bedrooms and also offers restaurant and extensive conference facilities. The Hotel still obtains some of its water supplies from St Mungo's Well.For the duration of the First World War the Peebles Hotel Hydro was requisitioned as a Naval Hospital, and in September 1939, it was taken over by the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Military General Hospital. It also acted as a training hospital for medical personnel. A hutted camp was built on the tennis courts for the staff and the main building was converted to house wards for 1,200 patients. It returned to business in August 1946.
Corporate NamePeebles Hydro Hotel
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