County Hotel, Selkirk

Stepping across the threshold of the County Hotel in Selkirk is to follow in some very famous footsteps indeed.

The former coaching inn, dating back to 1746, has been a regular haunt to the likes of novelist Sir Walter Scott, explorer Mungo Park and the Duke of Wellington over the years.

Today it continues to enjoy a special place at the heart of the local community, as a place to meet and eat, ideal for meetings, conferences, banquets and special occasions.

A little over five years ago it was taken over by Norwegians Trond Dalby and Will Haegland  (above) under whose careful guidance the County has been refurbished and modernised.

They have also brought a new approach to the County's cuisine, developing unfussy but mouthwatering menues, inspired by Scottish and Mediterranean dishes and making the most of local meat and fish produce.


Their efforts have been rewarded with a three-star rating from Visit Scotland, and success in the Scottish Borders Eating Out awards in which they won priase for the quality of their food and highly commended in the Best Customer Service category.

Not surprisingly, the County is also an increasingly popular choice for visitors to the area.

“This is a perfect location from which to tour the Borders as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow. It’s a beautiful part of the world, very relaxing and there’s always something happening to appeal to visitors.There’s already plenty of interest being generated by the Homecoming Scotland celebrations and we expect a particularly busy time,” said Trond.

Selkirk lays claim to one of the oldest Common Ridings which will be a centrepiece of the Borders calendar of events to mark Homecoming Scotland.


County Hotel, Selkirk
3 - 5 High Street

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At a glance

  • Comfortable en-suite accommodation
  • Excellent dining in the Willow Scottish restaurant and Mediterranean restaurant
  • Relax with drinks and snacks in the hotel lounge
  • Meeting and banqueting suites

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