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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.

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We had a lovely stay at this peaceful cottage, it was very cosy and well appointed. Very large enclosed garden which was great for our dog, it also has a cute little summer house which must be perfect for sitting out in warm weather. We enjoyed walking into Melrose, a 10/20 minute walk depending on your speed! The owner was really easy to communicate with and very helpful.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018

The cottage was lovely everything you could need was there. Very clean warm and inviting.

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The cottage was spotless. Attention to detail was outstanding even down to milk in the fridge and lovely shortbread. Toiletries were supplied just in case. The area was lovely and peaceful and there was a lot of wildlife. .The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was lovely and warm. There was a folder full of local information including phone numbers.The proprietor Rob and his wife were very attentive making sure we had everything we needed.would definitely recommend the cottages as a must place to stay and will be going there again.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018