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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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All reviewsinformation boardsworth a visitmiddle of townfree entryromanesque architecturepiece of historyking davidwaterloo bridgeoriginal buildingoriginal sizeon thursdays and fridaysstained glassinterpretation panelssmall cornervisit whilstinteresting graveswithin sight
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank EpsomJaunt
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A short jaunt to the town of Kelso was included in our package. What a pleasant and interesting little town it turned out to be. Very compact, consisting of just two main streets & connecting walks. The whole town was immaculately clean. On the outskirts...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Closed on Thursdays and Fridays BUT could see much of it from outside railings. Massive monument and many nearby graves.

Thank nompere1
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The abbey is in ruins but it's clear what was what in the ancient building. Take the time to read the panels and get to know what it was like once. It would be nice if there were a bench or 2 to sit and...More

Thank mark_davie_2000
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Thought it might be larger, but what we saw was excellent in lovely condition However it only took 15 minutes to see around it so don';t plan on all day.

Thank Spence444
Reviewed 16 July 2018

It can be nice to visit somewhere that is free. Worth a visit it was very peaceful when we visited and it was nice to wander around reading the information boards. There are no guides.

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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