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Selkirk

Selkirk is a small town lying six miles south of Galashiels on the A7 on a terrace of hills above the Ettrick Water. It has a rich history and in the mid-1700s had a strong shoemaking industry, which provided 2,000 pairs of shoes for Bonnie Prince Charlie's army. From the 1800s onwards it was a thriving tweed mill town and today Locharron of Scotland carries on that tradition as the world's leading tartan manufacturer.


Kippilaw Garden Cottage
Near Melrose, Scottish Borders
Kippilaw Garden Cottage
FK9
Feefo Ratings

From £395 to £595

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
Burnfoot Cottage
Near Ashkirk, Roxburghshire
Burnfoot Cottage
BD9
 
Feefo Ratings

From £285 to £525

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Whitmuir Steading Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Whitmuir Steading Cottage
CE6
 
Feefo Ratings

From £395 to £595

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
Newhouse Cottage
Near Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders
Newhouse Cottage
EC1

From £285 to £525

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
Eagles Nest
Yarrow Valley, near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Eagles Nest
DN2
 
Feefo Ratings

From £345 to £650

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
Corrirowan Cottage
Midlem, near Melrose, Scottish Borders
Corrirowan Cottage
GA9
 
Feefo Ratings

From £345 to £550

  • Sleeps: 4/5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
Satchells Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Satchells Cottage
AB6

7 nights From POA

  • Sleeps: 4/6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Darnlee
Darnick, Near Melrose, Scottish Borders
Darnlee House
DA3
Feefo Ratings

From £595 to £1495

  • Sleeps: 4/8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
Monymusk
Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Monymusk
EK3
Feefo Ratings

From £450 to £850

  • Sleeps: 4/8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Pets: Yes (3)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
Woodleyfield Cottage
Darnick, Near Melrose, Scottish Borders
Woodleyfield Cottage
CJ3
Feefo Ratings

From £345 to £595

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi

Lots to See and Do

Selkirk was originally a thriving tweed mill town although this industry is now much reduced. The main visitor attraction is Halliwell's House Museum (free entry, open April to October) which was built in 1712 and hosts exhibitions of local historical interest with an adjoining art gallery.

Selkirk Nestled in the Hills

    Sir Walter Scott's Court Room (where he was sheriff for over 30 years) displays an exhibition of his life and literary work and provides background information on Mungo Park, the local explorer and anti-slavery advocate who died in his attempt to find the River Niger.

    The town has a fitness centre and tennis courts and each summer hundreds of riders take part in the Selkirk Common Riding, a 400 year old tradition that harks back to the Battle of Flodden. The Twist Glass Studio offers a range of contemporary glassware and Bowhill House is just 3 miles away. This historic house and country estate is open to the public (guided tours available) and even has an adventure playground in the woods that is sure to keep children amused.