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Kelso Abbey
Kelso, Borders, Scotland
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Of all the medieval abbeys in the Scottish Borders, Kelso Abbey has suffered the most from the passage of time. Few of the abbey buildings remain, though what does remain is quite interesting. It was a grey, dull day when we visited, and I had given up trying to get a decent photo of the abbey, and allowed myself to be dragged off to shop along the Kelso high street. We were returning to our vehicle and our route happened to take us past the abbey, just as the sun peeped out for a moment and shone on this decorative stonework over an abbey doorway. I managed to snap this photo just in time.

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