Discover the Scottish Borders





Back to: Kelso Scotland | Scottish Borders Abbeys


Kelso Abbey, Scottish Borders
Kelso Abbey

Kelso Abbey

Things to do in Kelso Scottish Borders
Abbeys in Scotland

Description:
Ruins of the west end of the great abbey church built in 1128 by the Tironesian monks from France. Only fragmentary remains after its repeated destruction by the English, but still an impressive structure.

Ownership:
In the care of Historic Scotland.

Situation:
OS ref: NT 728338

How to get there:
By car:
Within the town of Kelso.
By public transport:
Kelso is well served by public transport to all Border towns, Edinburgh and Berwick.

Seasonal opening details:
All year.

Special Events
To celebrate the 900th Anniversary of the monks who founded the Abbey coming to Selkirk and then on to Kelso, there will be a week of events from September 2nd to 8th 2013. Details can be found at Kelso Abbey 900

Opening Hours:
April to September Daily: 9.30am till 4.30pm
Oct to March 9.30 to 4.30 (Closed Thursday and Friday)

Facilities:
Wheelchair access.
Information boards.

Admission:
Free

Contact:
N/A

Attached attractions:
Kelso War Memorial and burial vaults of the Dukes of Roxburghe.

Additional info:

Web link:
Historic Scotland

Places to stay nearby:
Kelso

Local Towns and Villages:
- Kelso

Kelso Abbey, Scottish Borders
Kelso Abbey
Resting Place of the Dukes of Roxburghe, Scottish Borders
Resting Place of the Dukes of Roxburghe

Kelso Abbey, Scotland