Selkirk Tourist Information

West Port and Court House

West Port and Court House

Elevated above the River Ettrick, Selkirk in the Scottish Borders is the perfect choice for a touring and outdoor activity holiday, surrounded by spectacular Border forests. Situated within easy reach of some of Scotland’s best mountain bike trails in the 7 Stanes Forests of Elibank, Traquair and Glentress Forest to the west and just a stone’s throw from the Cheviot Hills to the east, Selkirk offesr easy access to a wealth of biking, walking and fishing opportunities.

Pick up The Borders Abbeys Way at Selkirk and follow the trail north for around 10 miles to Melrose, home to spectacular abbey ruins and Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford. Selkirk itself had strong links with the legendary author who was sheriff in the town for 33 years.

Selkirk also boasts a rich heritage in glass, tartan and tweed, with attractions relating to these crafts including art glass workshops and a not to be missed visit to the Lochcarron of Scotland visitor centre in Selkirk showcasing the finest of Lochcarron’s tweeds, knitwear and tartans. Mills tours and a coffee shop both feature on-site in this 5 Star Selkirk attraction.

An excellent Scottish Borders touring base, Selkirk contains all essential amenities from a choice of pubs and restaurants to welcoming guest houses, cottages, country hotels and budget caravan parks. Edinburgh city centre is also within easy driving distance. Find places to stay in Selkirk online now & book.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.