Kelso, our delightful, vibrant market town, is just a couple of miles upstream from Hendersyde Farm Holiday Cottages.
Kelso has to be one of the most picturesque in Scotland! Sir Walter Scott certainly thought it “the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland“
There is also a tasty selection of places to eat and drink. Ranging from the impressive position of Ednam House Hotel and Cross Keys Hotel, to The Queen’s Head , The Cobbles with folk singing on Friday nights, The Tipsy Ghillie, The Contented Vine, The Waggon Inn for great pub grub and recently opened Lemon and Thyme. Not forgetting Rutherfords – Scotland’s First Micropub!
The ancient remains of Kelso Abbey stand near the Rennie Bridge, a model for London Bridge. Upstream the famous Junction Pool, where Tweed and Teviot meet infront of Ednam House Hotel – where you can have a bite to eat or cup of coffee watching skilled salmon fishers wade or cast from boats rowed by local ghillies.
On the southern bank of The Tweed the Border Union Show Ground at Springwood Park, hosts many and varied events, from the Championship Dog Show, the Border Union Agricultural Show, antique fairs, vintage tractor rallies, craft fairs to one of my favourite days, Kelso Ram Sales, the largest sale of male sheep – tups – in the country!
Just outside Kelso, Floors Castle stands in a magnificent parkland setting overlooking the Tweed.
At the end of the farm road, Kelso Race Course “Britain’s Friendliest course,” surrounds Kelso Golf Course . Kelso also has a swimming pool, is home to The Border Ice Rink, in season, and the Abbey Fitness Centre.
All in all, Kelso is a great little town, with so much to see, do and savour!