Saints and Stones: Kelso
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King David I founded a Tironensian (or reformed Benedictine) Abbey at Selkirk in 1113 while his father, Malcolm III, was still on the throne

In 1128, the community moved to Kelso and began work on the abbey whose remains are visible today. Judging from the different styles on view in the remains, the Abbey Church took over 75 years to build.

About Kelso

Historic Scotland: Kelso Abbey
Undiscovered Scotland: Kelso Abbey
Wikipedia: Kelso Abbey
Wikipedia: Tironensian Order

Journey to Kelso

Kelso Abbey is located on the A698 in the town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NT7271333818)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Historic Scotland Kelso Abbey and the Welcome to Kelso websites. General tourist information may be found on the Scottish Borders website.

Additional Photos of Kelso

Information Sign at Kelso Abbey
Front of Kelso Abbey
Kelso Abbey
Kelso Abbey

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