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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|20-Sep-2019||Cnocan Teen CC1 (overall)||There was an intense obnoxious smell in the bathroom and toilet spreading into the utility room for the whole duration of our stay. This was informed to Unique cottages and unfortunately nothing was done. The worst bit was that the smell was spreading into the kitchen. Our entire holiday was spoilt with a bad smell which was most probably known to the care taker. Will not use the services of Unique Cottages ever again. Instructions about electricity usage could have been more clear.|
|20-Sep-2019||Lochsie Cottage DD6 (overall)||Excellent communication from the start! Any questions we had were quickly answered.|
|20-Sep-2019||Loch Awe View ES5 (overall)||The booking process was easy and straight forward. We had no issies during our booking process. The property wzs pretty much as described on the website and we had no surprises during our stay. There has been some critisim of UC for repayment of the deposit we had non of these we we emailed to say that the cottage was left in a good condition and that the deposit would be refunded in 2 or 3 working days. The deposit landed in my account the same day which was four days after we left the property. Generally pleased with te complete process|
|20-Sep-2019||Croick Manse AA7 (overall)||Fantastic Location - very remote and quiet. Exactly what we were looking for.|
|20-Sep-2019||Creel Cottage BT4 (overall)||Customer service from Unique Cottages was unobtrusive and exemplary, all the information we needed was provided. We didn't exceed our allowance of electricity for the week and our £100 security/cleaning deposit was refunded promptly|
|20-Sep-2019||Fisher Cottage AK7 (overall)||Unique Cottages kept us well informed at all times through emails right up to the date of our holiday. Emails gave good instructions as in outlining our payments and what was outstanding, what was included in the price and instructions on how to get to the cottage.|
|20-Sep-2019||Blackloch Cottage BL1 (overall)||It was easy to book, member of staff was pleasant and efficient, would use them again.|
|20-Sep-2019||The Library AX3 (overall)||Beautiful situation, nice log cabin. Weather a big contributing factor as the view on a clear day is wonderful. Access road not for inexperienced drivers!|
|20-Sep-2019||Lagarie Garden Cottage BF6 (overall)||very easily booked online and found cottage to be as advertised. payment & refund went through without a hitch - thankyou|
|20-Sep-2019||Cedar Lodge CH4 (overall)||The booking process was efficient and straightforward, the property description accurate and helpful|