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Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre

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Great experience

We went with our dog so were able to enjoy a nice river walk before going to the viewing point. Saw... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely place to visit

A lovely little quaint visitors centre with some fantastic walks round the river and associated... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Carol W
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Philiphaugh A708 | Selkirk to Moffat Road, Selkirk TD7 5LU, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to catching the fascinating salmon journey in the early fall. Plenty of salmon, plenty of action, not too many fellow tourists.

Thank Alfred P
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Super cafe with nice staff, the little display about salmon in the outbuilding was a bit tatty. Had a nice walk alongside the mill race

Thank DavidJRadcliffe
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We enjoy walking from the entrance of Selkirk (from Galashiels) a 3.7km walk to the Philiphaugh salmon viewing centre and the café. It is wonderful to experience the views onto the hills and walking among the trees along the river. It is a lovely walk...More

Thank Jekr62
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We went with our dog so were able to enjoy a nice river walk before going to the viewing point. Saw a few salmon leaping but apparently the water needs to be higher to see lots. We decided to check the cameras instead but were...More

Thank H_5746
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A lovely little quaint visitors centre with some fantastic walks round the river and associated area, staff very helpful and incredibly friendly . A fantastic little cafe at the car park Fantastic day out for our lot - really enjoyed it

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Some great walks to do from here , as long or as short as you wish using the viewing centre as a base. My children really enjoy the informative boards and my youngest enjoyed the opportunity of being a salmon. Very low water meant we...More

Thank emloue
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Visited twice, disappointed that we didn't see any Salmon, will return, however, and hope to do so then. Saw a Heron on each occasion! Visited the viewing centre, read the information and watched the film. Centre appears to require refurbishment, not inviting. Excellent idea to...More

1  Thank Dickon69
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Didn't expect to see any fish as the water was very low. However, it a shame the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre cameras were not working properly as people have to travel to get to this attraction to be let down. Visitors building outlines the life...More

1  Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I love the borders. You always get great coffee and cheese scones. Well today exceptional on both counts and the dogs had a sausage bap. Very reasonably priced and friendly staff. What's not to like. Great walk afterwards along the river and then their is...More

Thank croftmh
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Visited here a few years ago.Very pleasant walk to the viewing point,not sure about disability access though.However great place to get close to the fish.Very exciting when fish splashed by. Pleasant cafe at Philiphaugh,with friendly helpful staff.Most satisfying and informative overall visit.

Thank Keith M
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