Selkirk lies some 40 miles south east of Edinburgh and can be reached from the city by train. It's a pleasant town situated in an area which is steeped in history. In fact, it was in Selkirk that "Braveheart" himself, William Wallace, was declared "Guardian of Scotland."
Another famous Scotsman with Selkirk connections was Sir Walter Scott, who was Sheriff of the town for 33 years. You can visit his former courtroom, where there is quite a good audiovisual presentation which tells about Scott's association with the area.
The visitors' attractions in Selkirk are fairly low-key and understated, but worth a visit all the same. One such place is "Halliwell's House," which is Selkirk's olde...Read More