Kelso Abbey

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Bridge Street, Kelso, United Kingdom

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Quantity low, quality good Sep 04, 2010
There are several Border Abbeys in Scotland. The area known as 'Borders' is that on the east Scottish side of the border between Scotland and England - the western side usually called Dumfries and Galloway. In quantitative terms, Kelso is probably the one with least to be seen. What there is t see is very pleasant - and, unlike Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryborough Abbeys, it is free.

Kelso Abbey was built in the 13th century but always seems to have been the most vulnerable to damage in the wars and skirmishes between England and Scotland. having recovered from many early batterings it suffered heavily during the 16th century and became a ruin.

In some ways Kelso is reminiscent of a French town with its large square and might remind Scots of 'the auld alliance.
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