Make time for Selkirk
The bustling hill town of Selkirk has a unique position on the main Edinburgh-Carlisle route, but is also the gateway to the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys.
Take time to enjoy our cafes, bars or restaurants, or just stroll round our braes, wynds and speciality shops, including The General Store – our version of The Repair Shop. Selkirk provides an oasis for nature too, with Mauldsheugh Wood, a community wildlife project, and the Golden Eagle Centre and Salmon Viewing Centre less than two miles out of town.
With walks for every ability, cycling routes that can take you into our rolling hills, access to stables, golf, rugby and a swimming pool, plus a recently reopened 2 Star campsite, Selkirk is perfect for an activity holiday.
The Haining Estate
The Haining Estate, a haven of loch and woodland surrounding an 18th Century Palladian mansion, was left in Trust for the town and is a short walk from the town centre car park. Its historic grounds are a must-visit for a relaxing walk – right in the middle of a thriving town. The house dates from the 1790s and is being developed for events and the arts, while its coach house and stables have already been refurbished and are now host to local artists.