Set in the stunning valleys of Ettrick and Yarrow, the small county of Selkirkshire provides some beautiful scenery, and is a lovely back drop for cyclists, walkers and horse riders to explore the Scottish Borders. Fishing is popular on Ettrick Water or Yarrow Water, and in the east of the county, both these tributaries’ join the River Tweed which is well known for its salmon.
For avid golfers, there are numerous courses in this area. Selkirk, the historic county town, has paid patronage to Sir Walter Scott, and William Wallace in its past, but is currently a peaceful place to visit for a day out. Galashiels, located slightly further north sits in the valley of Gala Water, and boasts the beautiful Bank Street Gardens, and the Old Gala House, a local museum and art gallery.
For a family day out, why not try a trip to Bowhill House and Country Estate, offering a magnificent house and grounds, its own theatre, adventure playground, and pleasant walking trails. For those looking for city life, then Edinburgh and all its attractions are within day tripping distance.