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This 12th-century abbey was one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture.
Kelso, Scotland
+44 131 668 8885
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ruins are beautiful however the information plaques are limited. I think a lot more could be done to make the Abbey more informative for visitors.

Thank Jess C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kelso Abbey stands on a street very near the center of Kelso, but it can be easily missed because it isn't out in an open field. It was an easy walk from our B&B, but due to our busy schedule, we never managed to get...More

Thank geismom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great family fun! We used the audio guides which tell you lots of great information about the Abbey. Lots of exploring for the kids.

Thank louisendyoung
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Not a lot left, but there is some beautiful architecture left, it stands guard at the entrance to the town and so very easy to find

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We arrived in Kelso in the beautiful sunshine and having had a lovely lunch with great coffee we found the Abbey. A fantastic site which must have been fantastic in its day.

Thank Kenton B
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Only part of it left but we'll maintained with lots if signage and interesting graves. Accessible. Worth a look around.

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is a lovely quaint little abbey,which of which have visited before.This was the 1st Abbey of our 3 Abbey day excursion,while staying in Jedburgh.Had a lovely morning visiting Kelso

Thank Alie C
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Just a few blocks from the market square stand the romantic ruins of Kelso Abbey. We were free to wander the site to read interpretive signs and wonder about the past. The bottom half of an empty stone coffin lies near the entrance way as...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Situated just outside the city Center, Kelso Abbey offers a step into the past ruins graves ancient markings it really is breathtaking

Thank Tebbé D
Reviewed 21 August 2018

As the photo shows, the Abbey is preserved ruins. You can look around it in 30 minutes. There is no entrance charge and a limited amount of information provided on signs.

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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
29 August 2017|
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Response from ribblevalley2015 | Reviewed this property |
it was open on Sundays when we were there in July