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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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    Cottage #6719470
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        Cottage #1779587
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          Cottage #1155096
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            Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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              Cottage #8107541
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                Cottage #1869335
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  Apartment #8173401
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    Cabin #6523230
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                      Apartment #1851555
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                        Cottage #6858513
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                          Cottage #8158703
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                            Cottage #437937
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                                House #8048250
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Chateau / Country House #462954
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                                    • 1 BA
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                                    House #1752270
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                                      Cottage #6508141
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                                        Apartment #6562047
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                                          Apartment #1966399
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                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              Apartment #6867265
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                House #8089224
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                                                  Cottage #1417239
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                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #1569642
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                                                      Cottage #1686797
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                                                        Apartment #1686839
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          House #6514330
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                                                            Apartment #1417259
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                                                              Cottage #1417251
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                                                                Apartment #8155274
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                                                                  Chateau / Country House #8127982
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                                                                    House #1471696
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                                                                      Cottage #6875807
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                                                                        Cottage #6555671
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                                                                          Apartment #6562057
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                                                                            Apartment #8077653
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                                                                              Cottage #1969053
                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Villa #812092
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #1686794
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                                                                                    Cottage #1686805
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8172412
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                                                                                        Cottage #1922172
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #6781641
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                                                                                            Cottage #1417263
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                                                                                              House #1922179
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                House #8173635
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                                                                                                  House #1417282
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1866545
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                                                                                                      Apartment #1686815
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Second stay at cosy curlew cottage and we will be back again!! Bill and Daniele so friendly and helpful with anything needed. The shepherds hut is an added bonus and lovely and relaxing in front of the log burner. Wonderful walks from the doorstep and so peaceful. A very well equipped cottage and immaculate in presentation. Thanks for all the added extras and and the delicious cakes, Bill!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Hidden Gem!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This little cottage was a hidden gem and our stay was amazing! Lots of walks to explore the area. Our 3 yr old son had never seen snow before and it snowed on our second day and made the trip to Merrylaw Cottage even more special. Will definitely be returning! Pleasant communication from the owners. Definitely recommended!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful property with amazing scenery. We had a tour of the deer farm which was fun.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were a group of 6 friends from different parts of the U.K. just looking to get away and catch up over a weekend.Spotless clean , very comfy beds and the cottage looked even better than the photos.Henrietta the owner provided plenty of logs for the fire and all little essentials were there like a few dishwasher tablets etc. John kindly took us on a tour of the deer farm which was very enjoyable. The scenery was amazing with a view of the reservoir. Thoroughly enjoyed our time away and would highly recommend it. Very relaxing stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017