The County Hotel Selkirk is the central place to meet for comfortable accommodation and a great place for food.

The County Hotel is a historic coaching inn, with the current main part of the building dating back to 1746.

In earlier times the hotel operated under the name “The Grapes In”.

The hotel has had many prominent guests during its time as the meeting place for The Forest Club, who’s members included Sir Walter Scott, Mungo Park and Prince Leopold of the Belgians.

For further reading we have an excellent booklet produced by pupils from Kirkhope Primary School, please just ask and we would be delighted to send you a copy.

Norwegian Hoteliers Trond Arne Dalby and Willy Hægeland took ownership of the hotel in 2004 and work tirelessly to develop and run this historic central landmark in Selkirk’s High Street.

The team are a valuable asset to the hotel and Will and Trond are firm believers in encouraging all the team to achieve and learn new skills. With the launch and introduction of the Grapevine, all are brushing up on their cocktail making skills and developing their knowledge of Scottish Gins.

Will and Trond are also keen supporters of many local groups and events in Selkirk and the surrounding area, some of which include:


  • Chair of Selkirk Means Business Bids Project
  • Vice Chair of the Scott’s Selkirk committee
  • Chair of Selkirk pop-up-shop initiative
  • Memeber of Destination Scottish Borders
  • Supporters of YES Arts Festival
  • On the Steering Group of Scottish Borders Railway Community Partnership
  • Chair of the Scottish Borders Junior Chef Challenge
  • Former Chair of Selkirk Chamber of Trade and Commerce

On Our Doorstep

The Royal Burgh of Selkirk lies on the Ettrick Water, a tributary of the River Tweed. The town stands high above the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys between Hawick and Galashiels, it is steeped in history and boasts wonderful scenery and views. Selkirk and surrounding area offers visitors a wide variety of things to see and do.

Outdoor Activities

There are some fantastic walking routes in and around Selkirk.

Working closely with local businesses

Shout Business Solutions

Thanks to Adam Johnson for photography services.

Brown & Muir Plumbing

Kevin Fairbairn Joinery

Calum Scott painting & Decorating

Keith Mclean Carpets