Find the best place to stay — Selkirk

Where to stay around Selkirk?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 106 holiday lettings near Selkirk. From 71 cottages to 12 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Selkirk for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Selkirk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Selkirk. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom: 231 holiday lettings
  • Market Square: 232 holiday lettings
  • Halliwell's House Museum: 231 holiday lettings
  • Traquair House: 177 holiday lettings
  • Melrose Abbey: 260 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Selkirk listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Selkirk?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 71 cottages in Selkirk. Our other popular types of Selkirk holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 12 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday cottages in Selkirk also enquired about holiday homes in Islay & Mid Argyll, holiday homes in Isle of Bute & Cowal Peninsula and holiday homes in Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils

Book your holiday accommodation in Selkirk and explore the beauty of Scotland.

Selkirk is a ancient royal Burgh situated in the Borders of Scotland. The town is located in the Ettrick and Yarrow Valley. Known for gorgeous views and beautiful mansions, Selkirk is a place to get away from it all. Finding the right holiday accommodation in Selkirk is easy with HomeAway. Cottages and even mansions in Selkirk are available for rent.

Warm and cosy cottages that can house large groups are just a click away. Modern amenities such as full equipped kitchens, televisions, and stereos are, of course, included. Beautiful gardens, and pet-friendly cottages in Selkirk are easy to find.

For those looking for something more luxurious, castles and chateaus in Selkirk are also available for rent. Huge castles that sleep up to 30 people can be found. These gorgeous rental properties are perfect for hosting large events such as weddings or for a different kind of holiday.

Things to do

-A visit to the Bowhill House and Country Estate is a lovely way to spend a day in Selkirk. A guided tour takes visitors through the entire house where impressive collections of paintings, silverware, furniture, and porcelain are found. The estate has several marked walking paths, and the gift shop sells local crafts.

-The award-winning Halliwell's House Museum thoughtfully recreates the structure's original use as an ironmonger. The museum also serves as a historical museum for Selkirk. The Robson Gallery displays local art, crafts, and history exhibitions. There is a Visitor's Centre, an interactive children's area, as well as a shop selling books and souvenirs.

-Explore Sir Walter Scott's legacy and Selkirk's history at Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom. Originally built as the Sheriff Court in 1803, this building is where the legendary Sir Walter Scott ruled as sheriff in Selkirkshire. The museum has an interesting exhibit on Scott's life, particularly his time as sheriff. The museum has a small gift shop and is handicap accessible.

-The Lochcarron Mill Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop is a highlight in Selkirk. Delicious coffee and homemade baked goods are available. The Scottish Visitor Centre displays Lochcarron's collection of wool knitwear, accessories, tartans, and tweeds. A tour of the wool mill is both informative and fun. Experienced guides lead visitors through every step of the process.

-From wonderful natural scenery and wildlife spotting, a trip to the Whitlaw Mosses is a good option. This nature reserve is filled with diverse plants and animals. Mosses and sedges along with beautiful flowering plants and willows cover the land. A nature lover's dream!

-The Old Gala House And Scott Gallery in Selkirkshire is a beautiful building with a centuries' old history. Visitors can discover the story of the Old Gala House and all of its former inhabitants. The museum's permanent collection showcases furniture, silverware, and clothing, and there is also an exhibition centred around local heritage.

Weather in Selkirk

The best time to visit Selkirk is during the mild summer months when nature is in bloom. Average temperatures loom around 20°C, making it a nice place to escape the heat. October tends to be a wet month, and winters are generally cold with temperatures ranging between 1 °C and 6 °C.

Travel to Selkirk

If travelling by air, Selkrik can be easily reached from the airports in Edinburgh, Newcastle, and Glasgow. Bus, rail, and car services are all available. The Scottish Borders are about a one-hour drive away from the major airports, and bus services and trains run from all major nearby cities. Bus links are available between towns in the area. Bicycle rental is also possible.

Attractions in and around Selkirk

Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Selkirk? Take the children and visit Kailzie Gardens, The Green Frog and Moffat Community Nature Reserve. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of St Mary's Loch and Three Brethren. Annandale Way Trailhead and Southern Upland Way Trailhead are just a couple of activities around the area. During your stay, you may want to visit Bowhill House, Halliwell's House Museum or Market Square. Also you might want to add Traquair House, Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall or Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom to your agenda.