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Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

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Interesting and free

The lady at Halliwell's directed me up here and I'm glad she did. This small museum tells the story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma g
Lynsted, United Kingdom
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This was an interesting experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. Very small won't take long... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lady at Halliwell's directed me up here and I'm glad she did. This small museum tells the story of Sir Walter Scott's time as a Sheriff here. It helps to give an insight as to what sort of person he was and how justice...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. Very small won't take long. A great place to go before visiting Abbotsford

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

A very good potted history of a very famous novelist.Well presented information boards that held your attention. Very pleasant staff on the entry desk,no cost involved but a donation ox was easily visible

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Stumbled upon this when passing through , glad we did . Really interesting , nicely laid out . Gave us an insight into the life of Walter Scott beyond his writings

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

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

1  Thank Hantsman99
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

1  Thank awayaday
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

2  Thank EileenT63
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
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
Reviewed 14 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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