Kelso, United Kingdom

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KELSO, ten miles or so downstream from Melrose, grew up in the shadow of its now-ruined Benedictine abbey (April– Dec daily; free), once the richest and most powerful of the Border abbeys. The English savaged Kelso three times in the first half of the sixteenth century, and such was the extent of the devastation – compounded by the Reformation – that less survives of Kelso than any of the Border abbeys. Nevertheless, at first sight, it looks pretty impressive, with the heavy Norman west end of the abbey church almost entirely intact. Beyond, little remains, though it is possible to make out …
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Cross Keys Hotel

Second oldest coaching inn in Scotland; warm & friendly staff; in the heart of Kelso's picturesque French-style cobbled square.

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Floors Castle

Rising majestically overlooking the river Tweed, the Floors Castle is a sight to reckon with. Dating back to the 1720's the castle was built for the first Duke ...