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Explore Selkirk Scotland
A Historic Town Of Beauty In Bonny Scotland
Getting to Selkirk Town From Selkirk Golf Club
From Selkirk golf club, it’s just half a mile north up the A7 to get to the beautiful and historic town of Selkirk. If you’ve worked up an appetite, the town has more than a dozen eateries for you to try from quaint cafes serving the famous Selkirk Bannock to historic pubs and restaurants serving gourmet traditional and French fayre. You’ll find menus using the most amazing local produce, including prized Aberdeen Angus beef, lamb, pork and venison, salmon and oysters, and organic fruits and vegetables, including raspberries. Scottish cuisine to try includes the famous haggis with neeps and tatties, Cullen skink, and kedgeree.
Once you have filled up on local food, you are ready to explore Selkirk Scotland. The little town is full of things to do and see and has its own museum and visitors centre.
Selkirk Common Riding
Selkirk is a significant part of the rich history of Scotland. The Selkirk Common Riding event takes place every June to commemorate the 1513 Flodden battle. The town of Selkirk sent the Scottish king along with 80 men on this fateful day.
But only one man came back. He had nothing but a blood-stained English flag and news of the defeat. 400 Selkirk riders take part in the Selkirk Common Riding each year. The annual pastime makes riding popular in the town. If you enjoy it too, you can head to Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, where you can join a hack or have a lesson.
A Rich Heritage and Culture in Selkirk Scotland
William Wallace is an integral part of the history of Scotland. It is thought that he was declared ‘Guardian of Scotland’ at the Auld Kirk in Selkirk after he defeated the English in the Scottish Wars of Independence. You can visit Halliwell’s House Museum in Selkirk to find out more.
The compact little museum tells the story of ancient Scotland, Flodden’s tragic battle, and the explorer Mungo Park who was born in Selkirkshire in 1771. The museum is situated in the oldest surviving row of former housing in Selkirk. You’ll find it in Halliwell’s Close not far from the market place.
More things to do in Selkirk
Pop into the Lochcarron Visitor Centre and find out about Lochcarron of Scotland, the world’s leading tartan manufacturer. It’s one of the remaining working textile mills in the area, and after an informal tour about fashion and textiles, you can relax in the coffee shop. Other places of interest include Bowhill House and Gardens, Selkirk Distillers, Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre, and the Andrew Eliot Ltd Textile Mill.
Shopping In Selkirk Scotland After a round of golf at Selkirk golf club don’t miss out on the delights of Selkirk. Make sure to pick up a souvenir of your time in bonny Scotland. Selkirk is full of shops displaying arts and crafts as well as traditional trades. There are glassmakers as well as a traditional furniture maker who uses only Elm that has died naturally. Whether it’s jewellery, ornaments, curios, home furnishings, crystal, or books – Selkirk has it all.