Things to see and do - Kelso
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Kelso Travel guide
Kelso : Michelin's recommendations
Kelso stands at the confluence of the Tweed and its main tributary, the Teviot. It is a pretty market town, with remarkable Georgian architecture, serving a rich farming hinterland. Though arable farming is the main activity thanks to the Merse’s fertile soil, this undulating region still rears sheep in the hills. It is also known for its horses, which are either used for riding, trekking, jumping, hunting or breeding.
Tourist attractions Kelso : Things to see and do
The Square GB - Kelso TD5 7HH
This large, elegant square is dominated by the Town Hall, erected in the 19C by public subscription. Around it are three-storey, 18-19C municipal buildings with hip roofs, parapets and dormer windows. The square as a whole has a regal air, particular..
st. Bridge GB - Kelso TD5 7JD
The abbey ruins date from the late 12C. Once powerful, this grandiose abbey with a twin transept is one of the largest and most unusual of all the Border abbeys. The buildings were destroyed by raids and plundering from the 16 to the 18C.
A6089 GB - Mellerstain TD3 6LG
The Mellerstain estate was bought in 1642 by an inhabitant of the county of Lanark and eventually fell to one of his descendants, George Baillie, who commissioned Robert Adam (1728-1792) to harmonise the two wings. He left an exceptional testament to..
Bridge Street GB - Kelso TD5 7HT
Built in 1761, this family run hotel retains numerous original features, and has 3 acres of garden for guests to enjoy. Situated by the River Tweed, it offers freshly baked bread, homemade jams, free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. There is a rivers..
The Cross Keys Hotel, 36-37 The Square GB - Kelso TD5 7HL
Heiton GB - Kelso TD5 8JZ
With a mature golf course, beauty treatments and impressive selection of outdoor activities, Roxburghe Hotel sits on the banks of the River Teviot. There is also a fine restaurant and spacious bedrooms. Guests receive a discount when using the golf c..