Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom


Market Place, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, TD7 4BT

    Discover the life of Sir Walter Scott and the history of Selkirk at Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom.

    Built in 1803 as the Sheriff Court, this is where Sir Walter Scott, author of such classics as The Heart of Midlothian and Rob Roy, dispensed justice to the people of Selkirkshire.

    Explore Scott's life, his writings and his time as sheriff. Displays tell the story of 'The Ettrick Shepherd' James Hogg and explorer Mungo Park.

    Facilities also include a small shop selling gifts, souvenirs and books.

    4 Museum
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    29 Mar 2015 - 31 Oct 2015


    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Edinbugrh. Take the A7 south through Galashiels and 6 miles on.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh. Take the A7 south through Galashiels and 6 miles on.

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    Activity Special Offer
    Valid 30 Mar 2015 to 31 Oct 2015

    Schools/groups wishing to combine a guided  visit to Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom in Selkirk with a visit to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott, should pre-book in advance with both venues.

    Free admission for pre-booked schools and groups applies to Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom in Selkirk during normal opening hours (An admission charge is payable for Abbotsford House, near Melrose.)

    Groups numbering  30-60 visiting Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom will be asked to divide, with one half visiting Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom while the other half visits Halliwell's House Museum (2 minutes walking distance, also free admission), then swopping. 30 minutes is advised for each venue.

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