Kelso, Scottish Borders.

(Above image is a capture of Kelso town centre.)

This evening, I am posting information on the town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders region.
Kelso is about 44 miles S.E. of Edinburgh and impresses as a pleasant place. The town is well endowed with hotels, shops and restaurants.

Fishing the River Tweed at Kelso

Summary facts and information:
  • Population 5639.
  • Earliest record of the name is 'Calkou' which is linked to the word for chalk. The name roughly translates as 'lime hill'.
  • Has the largest cobbled market square in Scotland.
  • Most of the town centre dates from around 1750 onwards, i.e. Georgian and Victorian. The impressive Town Hall was constructed in 1816.
  • Situated close to the River Tweed. The bridge over the Tweed dates from 1754; this acted as a catalyst to development of the town via improved communications.
  • Close to Kelso is Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and a visitor attraction.
  • At Kelso are the ruins of Kelso Abbey which has its origins in the 12th century.
 Kelso Old Parish Church (Presbyterian)

 Historic houses
Floors Castle

Walled Garden at Floors Castle

Kelso Abbey


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