What a nice wee break we had in the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, about three miles east of Peebles on the road to Innerleithen. The leisure facilities (pool, steam room, sauna, gymn) were excellent, the food was superb, the room and service were good, and we enjoyed a walk in the hills afterwards.
The hotel was opened in 2004.
My main course for dinner of steamed pork belly on a bed of black pudding was especially good.
Towards the top of Wallace’s Hill, in the Cardrona Forest to the south of the hotel and across the River Tweed, is the remains of an Iron Age fort. Before you come to the fort, you get a glimpse of Cardrona Tower, a 16th century fortified tower, once owned by the Govans.