Visit Kelso
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Visit Kelso

Visit Kelso, our delightful, vibrant market town, it’s just a couple of miles upstream from Hendersyde Farm Holiday Cottages.

You can walk into town, along the farm road shared with Ferneyhill Farm, passing The Thomson Monument, Kelso Races and Golf Course on your way.

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

The delightful cobbled market square is surrounded by high quality independent shops and on the fourth Saturday of each month, The Farmers Market

There are lots of places to eat, ranging from the impressive positions of the 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, and The Waggon Inn for great pub grub

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 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.