The 10 Best Things to Do in Selkirk, United Kingdom (UK)

October 17, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best top things to do in Selkirk, United Kingdom (UK) including Bowhill House & Country Estate, Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom, Halliwell's House Museum, Bisley At Braidwood, Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre, Tweed Guide, Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre, Haining Loch, The Haining Kennels, Bowhill Stables.
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1. Bowhill House & Country Estate

Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland +44 1750 22204
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Bowhill House & Country Estate

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

We visited Bowhill during the week house is closed except for weekends better to check their web page for opening hours . A nice tearoom and gift shop open through the season .An impressive country pile we will certainly visit the house when it is open there are some lovely walks round two of the lochs on the estate. We did the upper loch through woodland with glimpses of the house through the trees . There is a large adventure playpark for children with a long zip wire ,several families were taking advantage of it when we were there

2. Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

Market Place, Selkirk TD7 4BT, Scotland +44 1750 720761
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

Reviewed By Andrew S - Ormskirk, United Kingdom

We visited this small attraction on May Day. The courtroom is set out with very realistic figures, and tells a moving story about Scott having sympathy with a man convicted in his court, who eventually becomes a life long friend. Other Scott memorabilia is on display. Very helpful attendant, added to our enjoyment. Thanks Borders Council for providing this facility.

3. Halliwell's House Museum

Halliwells House Museum Market Place, Selkirk TD7 4BL, Scotland +44 1750 20096
Excellent
58%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
3%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Halliwell's House Museum

Reviewed By BillHarvey - Edinburgh, Scotland

We visited this museum today on a daytrip to Selkirk. It's small, but contains a lot of interesting exhibits mainly about life in Victorian Selkirk, with lots of artefacts from the time when the site was dwelling houses and shops. There is also an interesting exhibit about the Common Riding in Selkirk and some display panels and information about the history of the town and region. Worth a visit when in Selkirk. Takes less than an hour to see everything. Free entry but donations encouraged.

4. Bisley At Braidwood

Braidwood Braidwood, Selkirk TD7 4QD, Scotland +44 1835 870280
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Bisley At Braidwood

Bisley at Braidwood is located on a stunning estate in the Scottish Borders just south of Edinburgh overlooking the Eildon Hills, and boasts Scotland’s largest and most versatile clay shooting ground, as well as being home to the country’s first full-bore rifle pipe range and air gun range. Open 6 days a week to everyone from complete novice to seasoned pro. Bisley at Braidwood offers the same world-leading facilities and tuition as its sister club in Surrey and is a destination for all the family, offering Pay & Play and lessons from everyone from 10yrs up with professional instructors. Everything is provided on site, all you have to do is turn up and dress appropriately for the weather. The ground also offers: A comfortable clubhouse offering home baked cakes from the cafe, or delicious meals from the restaurant The first full-bore pipe range in Scotland offering an unrivalled environment for the rifle shot. For those who load their own ammunition there is no better place to test which loads work best for you Extraordinarily realistic simulated game experiences to challenge even the most experienced shot A working gunroom retailing everything from air rifles & semi-autos, to rifles and the finest shotguns A sporting retail store An Air Gun range With a shooting history dating back to the 19th century, as well as being praised and frequented by the best in the business including British Olympic Gold medalist, Peter Wilson, the Bisley Shooting Group is a family owned business steeped in history.

Reviewed By Sam b

This was the first time we'd visited Bisley and will definitely be revisiting again soon. Open to non shooters as we are, we all thoroughly enjoyed the excellent coffee and home baking in a relaxed and open atmosphere. Cleanliness was exceptionally high and service was excellent. As long as you have a car to get there would definitely recommend.

5. Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre

Dunsdale Road, Selkirk TD7 5DZ, Scotland +44 1750 726100
Excellent
45%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre

Lochcarron Visitor Centre, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, offers our famous mill tours where you see all aspects of tartan production, then peruse our Visitor Centre and shop for knitwear, tartan and our fabulous accessories as well as taking a look at our lovely gift shop - Our newly expanded coffee shop offers Starbucks coffee, home made cakes, scones and light lunches! Well worth a visit!

Reviewed By Lamont213 - Shotts, United Kingdom

Saw it online when looking for specific tartan tie, phoned and ordered it. Rather than have it sent out, my wife & I went down to Selkirk by car.
Very impressed by the premises ,the warm& friendly welcome by all the staff,and the snacks available in the cafe..
Beautifully set out displays of the tartans ,,clothing ,and Highland dress outfits & accessories. OK most of the items are not cheap, but the quality is very good and it is Scottish.
Will certainly visit again.

6. Tweed Guide

Selkirk TD7 4EY, Scotland
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Tweed Guide

Reviewed By Xxtravelanddine - Manchester, United Kingdom

Guided support on one of Scotland's premier Salmon Rivers is undoubtedly a superb experience. The guides have a knowledge of the river and the craft of fly fishing which is second to none. Whether an absolute beginner or experienced angler a trip with Tweed guide will give added value to your fishing.

7. Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre

Philiphaugh A708 | Selkirk to Moffat Road, Selkirk TD7 5LU, Scotland +44 1750 21766
Excellent
26%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
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4 based on 15 reviews

Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre

Reviewed By pamlucas2014 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Visited on Sunday. Had lunch at Waterwheel Cafe which was lovely and very reasonable. Then walked along the Salmon Leap walk, which was a lovely walk along the river. On way back stopped at the Cauld and were lucky enough to see the salmon leaping out of the water to try and get upstream. Was really fascinating. My husband even managed to get some good photos.
Pam Lucas

8. Haining Loch

Selkirk, Scotland
Excellent
28%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
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4 based on 14 reviews

Haining Loch

Reviewed By Mary M - Edmonton, Canada

The Haining is a Selkirk treasure with a beautiful house and gorgeous grounds. It is also the birthplace of Old Ginger, the father of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed - every Dandie in the world today can trace his lineage through the male line directly to Old Ginger. On June 4, his 175th birthday, a gorgeous statue by Scotland's eminent sculptor Sandy Stoddart was unveiled, and a new Dandie Dinmont discovery centre highlighting all of Scotland's endangered native dog breeds, opened next to the kennel where Old Ginger was born. This is a worthwhile visit for all dog lovers, and if you have your dog with you they will enjoy one of the walks around the Loch.

9. The Haining Kennels

Selkirk TD7 5AA, Scotland
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

The Haining Kennels

Dandie Dinmont Terrier statue of the "father" of the breed, "Old Ginger" by the Queen's Sculptor for Scotland, Alexander Stoddart. This was unveiled on June 4th 2017 - Old Ginger's 175th Birthday. Also - visit the Dandie Dinmont Discovery Centre inside Old Gingers surviving kennel building, for the full story of this fascinating and historic dog breed. The only surviving kennel in the world where a breeds founder was born. Also contains information of the 12 Scottish breeds and the 24 British & Irish Vulnerable Breeds. NOTE: Key Pad entry code is required to gain entry to the Dandie Dinmont Discovery Centre when the grounds are unattended.

Reviewed By Mary M - Edmonton, Canada

The Haining is a worthwhile stop for any dog lovers. It is the birthplace of Old Ginger, the founding stud dog of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The discovery Centre highlights the Dandie as well as other endangered Scottish breeds. The grounds and loch are beautiful,...MoreThank you Mary M for your kind words - so pleased you enjoyed the visit - we hope you also enjoyed Alexander Stoddart's amazing statue of the Dandie Dinmont "Old Ginger" too. Welcome back any time

10. Bowhill Stables

Bowhill Estate, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland +44 1750 20076
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Bowhill Stables

Reviewed By Nikki U - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

My husband and my self have just spent one of the most enjoyable weekend breaks ever at Bowhill Stables with Kim and Maurice. The atmosphere they have is welcoming, highly professional and at the same time fun. Not only did we have first class tuition in Classical Horsemanship but we were also lucky enough to get out for a hack in the stunning countryside on horses that are a total pleasure to work with and ride.
Bowhill offer so much to so many different types of riders you would have to go a very long way to match the experience that they offer. We will be returning to Bowhill again in the very near future to gain more of Kim's wisdom.
Thanks so much
Nikki

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