Welcome to Visit Selkirkshire Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Selkirkshire

Visit Selkirkshire PlacesVisit Selkirkshire places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Selkirkshire places to visit. A unique way to experience Selkirkshire’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Selkirkshire as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Selkirkshire or the County of Selkirk (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Shalcraig) is a historic county and registration county of Scotland. It was one of the thirty-three administrative counties of Scotland, with a county council formed by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889. When you visit Selkirkshire, Walkfo brings Selkirkshire places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Selkirkshire Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Selkirkshire

Visit Selkirkshire – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 3 audio plaques & Selkirkshire places for you to explore in the Selkirkshire area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Selkirkshire places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Selkirkshire history

Selkirkshire History photo

In the 1st Century AD Selkirk formed part of the lands of the native people who hunted it rather than settled there. During the military occupation of Scotland by Edward I of England, the forest was granted to the Earl of Gloucester. In 1501 John Murray (d.1510), laird of Falahill, was made sheriff of Selkirkshire. His descendant Sir James Murray was deprived of office in 1681 for being remiss in punishing conventicles, but at the Glorious Revolution was raised to the session bench as Lord Philiphaugh and reinstated as sheriff.

Selkirkshire geography / climate

Selkirkshire Geography photo

Selkirkshire is a rural county with a handful of small settlements set within hill and forest country. The traditional highest point (county top) of the county was Dun Rig, with a height of 744 metres (2,441 ft) above sea level. The most prominent loch is St Mary’s Loch (including the Loch of the Lowes)

Ettrick Forest

Ettrick Forest, also known as Selkirk and Traquair Forests, is a former royal forest in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is a large area of moorland, south of Peebles, that once stretched from Ayr to Selkir.

Keepers of the Forest

Simon Fraser (1299–1306)

Why visit Selkirkshire with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Selkirkshire PlacesYou can visit Selkirkshire places with Walkfo Selkirkshire to hear history at Selkirkshire’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Selkirkshire has 3 places to visit in our interactive Selkirkshire map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Selkirkshire, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Selkirkshire places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Selkirkshire & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 3 audio facts unique to Selkirkshire places in an interactive Selkirkshire map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Selkirkshire Places Map
3 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Selkirkshire historic spots

  Selkirkshire tourist destinations

  Selkirkshire plaques

  Selkirkshire geographic features

Walkfo Selkirkshire tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Selkirkshire


Best Selkirkshire places to visit

Selkirkshire has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Selkirkshire’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Selkirkshire’s information audio spots:

Selkirkshire photo Kirkhope Tower
Kirkhope Tower is a Scottish Pele, located in the Ettrick Valley, in the historic county of Selkirkshire, now a division of the Scottish Borders.


Visit Selkirkshire plaques

Selkirkshire Plaques 0
Selkirkshire has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Selkirkshire plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Selkirkshire using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Selkirkshire plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.