Kelso Abbey

Point Of Interest

Has not been rated.


Wander among the remains of a spectacular example of Scottish monastic architecture. Kelso Abbey was founded in the 1100s and was one of Scotlands largest and wealthiest religious houses. The abbey was founded by monks invited by King David I. Originally settling at Selkirk, the monks relocated to Kelso in 1128, moving close to Davids new castle at Roxburgh. Next to nothing remains of the once-sprawling monastery precinct. But what survives of the church is one of the most spectacular architectural achievements in medieval Scotland. It is situated on the edge of the historic burgh of Kelso, itself one of Scotlands prettiest towns, and has been a favourite subject for artists since the late 1600s. Opening times 1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm Last entry 5pm 1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm Last entry 3.30pm

Read more



Lat: 55.597229 Lng: -2.432407

User Reviews

Site has no reviews


For more reviews download WikiCamps NOW!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play Get it on the Microsoft Store

Minimum requirements: iOS 12, Android 6, Windows 10