Situated on the banks of the River Tweed at its junction with the Teviot, Kelso is an ideal place to use as a base for exploring the Borders, the Berwickshire Coast and North Northumberland.
Stretching 90 miles across the Borders, the River Tweed is the most popular and prolific salmon river in Scotland and with one of the longest running seasons, from the 1st of February to the 30th of November. Ednam House has always been the favourite hotel of anglers, offering safe rod storage, a drying room, packed lunches, fish storage, and smoking at our own smokery. As a beginner or a seasoned angler,our wealth of experience can help you organise your fishing trip to the Tweed from choosing a beat, timing your trip, hiring tackle or tuition. Catching the fish, we leave to you!
CASTLES & GARDENS
Located in Kelso is the grand Floors Castle, home to the Duke of Roxburghe, perfect for a day to visit the grounds and gardens. A 15 minute drive north of Kelso will take you to the beautiful Mellerstain house, home to the Earl of Haddington and an exquisite exemple of Robert Adam architecture. Towards the east in Berwickshire, are two houses well worth the visit; Manderston house in Duns, featured as one of the Antiques Roadshow venues, and Paxton House, designed by the same architects as Ednam House, John & James Adams. If you are looking to plan a garden break, then we would highly recommend visiting our other properties; Doxford Hall, Guyzance Hall and Eshott Hall, all available with history tours and special rates.
Scotland is world renowned for its country pursuits and the Scottish Borders is certainly one of the choice destination for shooting parties. The area offers a variety of mixed game and shooting set up, from rough walked up days to fully catered for Grouse days. We have a very good relationship with the surrounding estates and will be happy to organise your trip. Shooting Season : (March – May) Pigeon shooting over decoys (April – May) Roe Buck stalking (July – August) Pigeon shooting over decoys (August – September) Grouse shooting: over dogs, walked-up, driven (September) Driven partridges (October – January) Driven pheasants and partridges.
Ednam House hotel is only a short walk from Kelso Racecourse, offering a great day out not only for the serious race-goer, but also simply as for friends and family. Their fixtures take place from October to May. One of the most notable is the King’s Own Challenge Cup, named after the King’s Own Scottish Borderers who were based nearby. The major hurdle race is the Grade 2 Premier Kelso Hurdle.
Kelso town boasts numerous high quality independent shops and offers the shoppers a fantastic range of products. From country clothing, to fashionable cookware, unique jewellery to bespoke accessories, there are an array of goods to suits all needs. Because most of the shops are independent, visitors are guaranteed a friendly welcome and personal service, which really makes the shopping experience in Kelso an enjoyable one