Local Area

Kelso is beautifully located in a loop of the river Tweed, and serves a large, mainly agricultural surrounding area

Kelso’s cobbled streets retains its charm as an old traditional Scottish Border town. The town is widely renowned for its wide spectrum of shops which will entice all who cross their threshold. The cobbled square is the largest in Scotland and hosts regular open–air farmers’ and antiques markets throughout the year.

The outstanding features of the town are the Abbey ruins, Floors Castle, the home of the Duke of Roxburgh, and the Junction Pool on the river’s Tweed and Teviot, the centre of the universe for salmon fishermen and – women!

There are numerous events and activities throughout the year in the town and surrounding area.