Photos of Kelso Abbey in Scotland

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Cities/Towns/Places of Scotland:

Isle of Skye
Old Man of Storr

Ancient Abbeys/Cathedrals of Scotland:

Arbroath Abbey
Beauly Priory
Dryburgh Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey
Elgin Cathedral
Fortrose Cathedral
Holyrood Abbey
Jedburth Abbey
Kelso Abbey
Rosslyn Chapel
St. Andrews Cathedral
St. Conans Kirk
Sweetheart Abbey

Castles of Scotland:

Caerlaverock Castle
Cardoness Castle
Dunnottar Castle
Dunstaffnage Castle
Dunvegan Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Eilean Donan Castle
Greenknowe Tower
Hermitage Castle
Hume Castle
Kilchurn Castle
Smailholm Tower
Spynie Palace
St. Andrews Castle
Threave Castle
Urquhart Castle
The Scottish Borders region has many spectacular, old abbeys. Kelso Abbey is considered among the best. The four great abbeys of the Scottish Borders are Melrose, Kelso, Dryburgh, and Jedburgh. Kelso Abbey was built in the 12th century for Tironensian monks - Benedictine monks that had come from the Tiron Abbey in France. Kelso Abbey became one of the richest and largest of the Scottish Abbeys, but its location near the English border made it a target of frequent attacks during the wars of independence. Still, enough of it remains today to see how spectacular it once was in terms of architecture and artistically carved stone. Kelso and the other three mentioned ancient abbeys are all worth a visit by anyone interested in medieval architecture, history, or even just the evocative imaginings of viewing an 800 year old building. You can enjoy TheWorldinLight photos of Kelso Abbey by using the Slideshow below. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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