Welcome to the Selkirk Arms Hotel, where comfortable accommodation, good food, friendly service and a warm welcome await.

The Selkirk Arms now has 16 en suite bedrooms all complete with tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview TV, Free Wi-Fi, Direct dial phone and hairdryers. In this section of our website you will find comprehensive details of all of our tariffs and offers for your perusal. If you are thinking of joining us for a stay, you can view and book  your room online.

About Us

A unique blend of traditional hospitality, fine food, Scottish history and local art.

A 17 bedroom privately owned and managed townhouse hotel in the heart of the pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright. Where good food, friendly service and a warm welcome await. It’s the gentle pace and peaceful atmosphere which perhaps moved Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns to write the famous Selkirk Grace at this very hotel in 1794.

To learn more about us, visit the About Us page.

Cancellation Policy

We realize that sometimes plans change. In order to be fair to other prospective guests of the Selkirk Arms and to avoid unnecessary charges, please abide by the following minimum cancellation notification schedule:

Individual room bookings

Weekend – 3 days prior to arrival date
Midweek – 12 noon the day prior to arrival date

Group Bookings

3- 5 Rooms – 5 days prior to arrival date
Group Bookings of 5+ rooms – 2 weeks prior to arrival date.
Regrettably, we must assess a one-night charge per room for cancellations that don’t comply with this schedule. All reservations are guaranteed after the cancellation notification date. No-shows and abbreviated reservations will be charged for the entire reservation.
All rates are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20%


Well behaved dogs are welcome at the hotel and are allowed in your room and in the Burns room lounge, unfortunately for the sake of other diners dogs are not permitted in dining areas. There is a small charge of £7 per night for dogs. Please advise us upon booking if you are bringing your dog.

Bikes to rent

We have 2 mountain bikes that we can rent to residents – A ladies Giant Mountain bike and a Mens Specialized Hard rock Mountain bike.

Both are fully serviced pre season, we have adjustable helmets too if you wish to borrow ours. Rental is £15 per day and we would ask you to sign a disclaimer form which is available at reception prior to taking the bikes out.

There are some lovely quiet routes to cycle and explore – maps and directions are available at reception