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 – 4 days prior to arrival date
Midweek – 12 noon 2 days prior to arrival date

Group Bookings

3- 5 Rooms – 7 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

Alternatively you may wish to use the services of Galloway Cycling Holidays who can take you out on bespoke road bike, gravel bike or mountain bike tours. See our main Cycling page in our SEE & DO section

We hope to have 2 electric bikes available to rent from April 2018 – watch this space

Why not take the whole hotel over and have your very own private house party

Why not take over the whole hotel for a minimum of 2 nights to celebrate a birthday, wedding or just to get a gang of friends together.

We’ll tailor make a bespoke package for you incorporating walking, golfing, cycling, treasure hunts, in fact whatever you fancy we’ll take care of it – an example package would be:

Arrive Friday afternoon from 2pm

Check into rooms – we have 17 individual rooms all en suite and furnished to the highest of standards, all rooms have Hypnos beds, Freeview TV, complimentary tea and coffee and superfast Wi Fi

Meet for drinks in  our new Gin, Prosecco and Whisky Bar at 7pm before heading down to dinner at 8pm

We can arrange entertainment of you wish – from Magicians to Ceilidh bands

Saturday – guests can come down to breakfast in their own time from 7.30 – 9.30am and enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast

The day is yours then – it may be the big wedding day in which case we’d ensure the transport was in place if you were going to a local Church or Chapel or you may prefer to marry here in our Burns Room, the room where Robert Burns is reputed to have written “The Selkirk Grace” – We’d happily arrange a gourmet celebration meal and dance for you at night.

If it’s more of an adventure day that you’re after then we can arrange a variety of activities to suit from Clay Pigeon shooting, to 4×4 adventures, Tank Driving, Golf, walking, accompanied cycles, Foraging, Zip wire adventures…. the possibilities are endless

We also have access to two exceptional local shoots and can with plenty of notice arrange driven pheasant days from 100 to 200 bird days.

Again we can arrange music, magic, gourmet food and a good time at night. How about a 7 course Gourmet dinner matched with 5 wines, presented by our wine expert.

Sunday depart after a hearty breakfast with a promise to return.

To take the whole hotel, 17 rooms for 2 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast prices start from £7500 between November and March and from £9000 between April and September

The hotel sleeps up to 32 guests

To make an initial enquiry please contact Proprietor Chris Walker on or phone 01557330402