Sir Walter's Footsteps
We have Sir Walter Scott to thank for promoting Scotland and helping build its presence on the world’s stage. See the beautiful countryside and learn about the fascinating lore and legends which inspired him.
The extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott. Take a tour of the house and stroll around the grounds.
Find out why this stunning view towards the Eildon Hills was one of Walter Scott’s favourite places to come and reflect. Pause here with your group and do the same.
Smailholm Tower is a 15th-century laird’s residence that was home to ancestors of the great Romantic novelist. The tower provided inspiration to Sir Walter who spent considerable time at the tower during his youth, reportedly for the benefit of his health.
The royal and ancient burgh of Selkirk was where Sir Walter Scott served as Sheriff for 33 years. Standing high above the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys, explore the narrow streets and wynds and be rewarded with unexpected views. Step inside Sir Walter’s reconstructed courtroom and discover tales of past crimes.