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.
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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.
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.
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|23-Jan-2020||Glenlochsie Cottage DD4 (overall)||Team I cant thank you enough for the wk end we have just had, the location was out standing the accommodation was out standing and the staff on site could no do enough for me and my wife. Thank you ever so much.|
|23-Jan-2020||Pyatshaw Burn Cottage CC7 (overall)||Fab service from start to finish, will deffo be using unique cottages again.|
|22-Jan-2020||East Faldonside Lodge DE6 (overall)||Lovely cottage n a great location. Got a very warm welcome and a very good welcome pack. Also very well equipped for anyone with a disability.|
|22-Jan-2020||Marchbank EE4 (overall)||Relativ einfache, aber unpersönliche Abwicklung. Auf alle Fälle zu empfehlen, wenn man zuverlässige Qualität wünscht und keinen besonderen Wert auf persönlichen Kontakt mit dem Vermieter legt.|
|21-Jan-2020||The Crewman's Quarters BA8 (overall)||Our family spent a delightful few days over Christmas in this interesting, historic and well equipped cottage well placed between Edinburgh and Perth . The owner who lives in the house nearby was pleasant and welcoming too. It was a lovely place to,spend our family Christmas - with decorated Christmas tree provided!|
|20-Jan-2020||Rossarden GD1 (overall)||Would recommend. Efficient service.|
|19-Jan-2020||Clan Cottage FH1 (overall)||We have had many holidays booked with Unique Cottages and never had a problem.|
|18-Jan-2020||Ashieburn Cottage DE8 (overall)||The accommodation was great and we were well looked after.|
|18-Jan-2020||Penrhyl FC2 (overall)||Would certainly use Unique Cottages again. A very courteous professional organisation|
|18-Jan-2020||Blackloch Cottage BL1 (overall)||I would recommend Unique Cottages. Service was excellent and no problems experienced|