I'm back from my jaunt to the Scottish Borders. I had a fab time, I slept... a lot, I explored, I took loads of photos and, of course, I made sure I found time to seek out plenty of A-MAZE-ING thrifted treasures which I can't wait to share with you!
In the meantime, here are some photos of what remains of the beautiful Kelso Abbey, a 12th century Scottish abbey originally founded by a community of Tironensian monks.
Walking in the chapel remains
The abbey obviosuly took a battering during the Scottish wars of independence
This treasure was tucked away just at the edge of the town. and was free and open for members of the public to explore.
Most of what remained of the abbey was cleared away in 1805
The memorial cloisters were added in 1933 as a memorial to 8th Duke of Roxburghe.
You can find a much more comprehensive and accurate history than I could ever hope to give you here and here
I hope you all had a fabulous extended bank holiday weekend. Can't wait to catch up with all your blogs when I've caught up with some sleep!