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Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

Market Place, Selkirk TD7 4BT, Scotland
+44 1750 720761
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Well worth a visit when in Selkirk. 30 minutes of historical interest. Free admission

Very interesting FREE ADMISSION museum into this famous Author and his earlier years of being a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hantsman99
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Quirky

A quirky little museum tucked off the main square in Selkirk. It's up two flights of stairs so not... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
weekenderinthesun
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England
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Market Place, Selkirk TD7 4BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting FREE ADMISSION museum into this famous Author and his earlier years of being a Sheriff and Magistrate. Quirky place, very good life-like figures in a court-room,. Clean, tidy, well laid out displays of readable information. Handy free car-park nearby too. No longer than...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A quirky little museum tucked off the main square in Selkirk. It's up two flights of stairs so not suitable really for those with any walking difficulties. This is the place where Sir Walter Scott was the local sheriff and has a set up of...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Allow half an hour or so for this worthwhile visit, where you will find yourself in the courtroom of Sir Walter, able to walk around the wax work figures seated on the benches, and learn (from the knowledgeable courtroom guide on duty, and from information...More

1  Thank EileenT63
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

we visited here on tuesday it is a small museum but the gentleman who guides you is extreley friendly and knowlegable

1  Thank Simonthefireman
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this attraction as we were in the local area. Met by a lovely young lady who had plenty of time to show us round. Plenty of readable information boards and a little game of find the hidden dog pictures for the children- just...More

1  Thank Racharl
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a small attraction telling the history of the courtroom and its links with Sir Walter Scott. Worth a visit if you are in Selkirk. Allow about half an hour to read the displays.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Sir Walter Scott's courtroom sheds light on his career as a sheriff and his personal qualities of empathy and mercy. There are some interesting panels explaining the social context of life in the borders at that time, as well as information on his novels. It...More

1  Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

It only comprises one room but it's worth a visit and it's free!!! Very interesting and staff very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Julian500
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this small attraction on May Day. The courtroom is set out with very realistic figures, and tells a moving story about Scott having sympathy with a man convicted in his court, who eventually becomes a life long friend. Other Scott memorabilia is on...More

1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

the court room was very interesting and was great to have time on your own to look around and was able to relax

Thank jacksAberdeen
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