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The former royal burgh of Selkirk, a pretty and proud small town, stands high on the southern flanks of the Ettrick Valley. The town's name is linked to the famous Selkirk bannock, a round fruit loaf. Weaving in the 17C and the development of tweed factories at the bottom of the valley in the 19C made the area prosperous. Today, Selkirk continues to be a very busy market town.

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  • Bowhill House and Country Estate Recommended Recommended

    B7039 GB - Selkirk TD7 5ET

    On high ground between Yarrow and Ettrick, Bowhill was the border home of the Scotts of Buccleuch. The property was once part of Ettrick forest, which Robert Bruce gave to the Douglas family in 1322. Then, in 1450, the forest came back to the Crown f..

  • Selkirk Parish church

    Kirk Wynd GB - Selkirk TD7

    From the cemetery, there is a view over the Ettrick Valley. The ruins occupy the site of the church where William Wallace, better known as Braveheart, was proclaimed guardian of Scotland in 1298. In the Murray aisle, the ancestors of Franklin D.Roose..

  • High Street

    st. High GB - Selkirk TD7 4BZ

    The County Hotel, standing on the main road to Carlisle, is a fine example of a stagecoach inn. The bust on the first floor of n° 49 is that of Tom Scott, a local artist.

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Hotels Selkirk

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Philipburn Country House Hotel

    Linglie Rd GB - Selkirk TD7 5LS

    BEST WESTERN PLUS Philipburn Country House Hotel is a luxury 4-star hotel on the outskirts of the beautiful Scottish Border town of Selkirk. The property is set in 4 acres of grounds with woodland, beautiful gardens and a terrace area. There is a l..

  • County Hotel

    3-5 High Street, Market Square GB - Selkirk TD7 4BZ

    In the centre of picturesque Selkirk, the historical County Hotel is a friendly former coaching inn on the market square. Each room has a flat-screen TV and bathrobes. All of the en suite rooms at the County have tea/coffee facilities, Freeview TV a..

  • The Glen Hotel

    Yarrow Terrace GB - Selkirk TD7 5AS

    Quietly situated within the Scottish Borders, The Glen Hotel offers a restaurant and a bar. Free high-speed WiFi is available in all areas and there is free onsite parking. This Victorian property also boasts many original features. Edinburgh is just..

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