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Kelso Abbey

Kelso, Scotland
+44 131 668 8885
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This 12th-century abbey was one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
“no charge” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Kelso, Scotland
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+44 131 668 8885
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"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"information boards"
in 9 reviews
"no charge"
in 4 reviews
"middle of town"
in 4 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 4 reviews
"romanesque architecture"
in 3 reviews
"free entry"
in 6 reviews
"piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"king david"
in 2 reviews
"original building"
in 2 reviews
"original size"
in 2 reviews
"stained glass"
in 2 reviews
"interpretation panels"
in 2 reviews
"small corner"
in 2 reviews
"clean tidy"
in 2 reviews
"within sight"
in 2 reviews
"high street"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful and peaceful it must have been utterly stunning in its prime. Definitely worth a visit when your passing.

Thank The_Crofter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small Abby ruins just next to the town square. Very nice and good location. Just next to it there is beautiful mini garden.

Thank magda2607
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent choice for those who are interested in easily accessed ruins and is fond of old churchyards.

Thank aumalthia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry to the remnants of a once mighty complex. Fascinating story and several heart breaking gravestone inscriptions. Free parking nearby but the ruins are hemmed in by modern buildings.

Thank Kandersteg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While there may be larger ruins in the Scottish Borders, this one is worth the visit. Located in town and close to several shops and parking.

Thank CTLYankee
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A nice old abbey that has a lot of interesting history behind it. But it has restricted open hours that are stated on the gate.

Thank scottoshearer
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Free, and interesting to see. Won't take long, but nice to walk around the ruins and green space to note the history.

Thank rose k
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Worth a visit and it's free! The restored cloisters give impression of abbey life before it was destroyed. Impressive arches and light on the stone can provide stunning shots if into photography.

Thank Terriplane
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Okay for a quick look. Bit boring. But well looked after. Not a place you'd go for a special trip out... Only if you are driving past or visit the area.

Thank Molviuk
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We went for a look as we were 30 mins away and it was an Abbey in ruins but well preserved and presented with history plaques. We loved it but it is a short visit 15-20 mins is all you need on a dry day....More

Thank Showme2014
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Helen H
1 January 2018|
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Response from ribblevalley2015 | Reviewed this property |
sorry didn't take our dog I would imagine you could walk on the outside of the abbey with your dog. don't worry Scotland is very dog friendly where ever you go
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yvonnebrown47
29 August 2017|
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Response from ribblevalley2015 | Reviewed this property |
it was open on Sundays when we were there in July
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