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The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast

The Old Priory 33/35 Woodmarket, Kelso TD5 7AT Scotland
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#1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Kelso
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The Old Priory is a gem of a house half in 1796, when it was built, and half in the modern world. We straddle the gap between Woodmarket and the old world of Abbey Row which houses Kelso Abbey. The aim is for us to provide comfort at a reasonable price, atmosphere and charm as befits the age of our home. Our Sitting Room overlooks the Old Parish Church and garden, our Family Suite is two rooms and can be used in a varity of ways.
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Sally wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a three night stay at the Old Priory, a B&B full of character in the heart of Kelso. Very comfortable and warm with a nice breakfast. Robin gave us helpful local advice - the best routes to other places, suggestions for some nice walks, and where to get an evening meal. The house is right in the middle of Kelso, and is easy to find.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Robin Girdwood, General Manager at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Thank you for that. So glad that you had a good time. Come again
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Garamond11 wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom53 contributions47 helpful votes
I've actually lost count of the amount of times we've stayed at The Old Priory now. Kelso is our stopping off point for journeys further north. One day we need to extend our visit as the area has lots to offer. It is always a pleasure to stay here and recommend it without hesitation. We love Robin's sense of humour - especially now, a breath of fresh air in these Covid restricted times. Beds are comfy and breakfasts delicious. The house is immensely characterful and welcoming. Keep doing what you're doing Robin and we will see you next year!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Robin Girdwood, General Manager at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast
Responded 12 Oct 2020
I have a suspicion as to who this is and like you I have lost count of your stays, would I be right in saying that you have visited the House of Bruar as often? Lovely of you to do this review, they are few this year! Come back again....can I stop you? Robin xx
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OldBill1061 wrote a review Sep 2020
Preston, United Kingdom40 contributions20 helpful votes
Second visit. Despite all the current restrictions we enjoyed the old world charm and bonhomie from Robin. Good room and the usual excellent breakfast. Do not miss this gem of an establishment. There will be another visit .
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Tried both Room 1 and Turret room plenty of room and comfy beds.
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Geoff E wrote a review Jul 2020
14 contributions21 helpful votes
Highly recommend this B&B in the historic town of Kelso. Our room (the study) was comfortable and the relaxed ambience a welcome touch - leaving us to freely come and go throughout our 2 night stay. Breakfast was first rate and the grilled tomatoes on the vine was a true reflection of this quality B&B.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Angieboomoo wrote a review Dec 2019
Leyland, United Kingdom745 contributions52 helpful votes
We decided to visit Kelso after driving through and seeing how lovely the place is. We wanted somewhere that you could park the car and also not too far to walk into the centre. The Old Priory was perfect location. We had read the reviews so booked. Our room was at the front and was very spacious. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The owner was wonderful and the full breakfast a must. There is a lovely garden and parking at the rear. This is a lovely old house and would recommend especially during the Kelso Cup in July when in the evening the town centre has a parade of horses and riders into the town square each night for a week. If you like your ale then Kelso has Scotland’s first micro bar Rutherfords which the owner also has their own gins. Don’t miss the bar owned by Tempest Brewery which also serves good food.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from KelsoGemini49, Owner at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review, I missed it coming in as I was away for Christmas and New Year. Hope that you had a good time during the festive season, you must be organised if you have the time to do reviews on 22nd! Do come again, it was lovely meeting you Robin
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US$121 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Rutherfords Micropub (0.05 miles), Kelso Abbey (0.1 miles), and Kelso War Memorial (0.10 miles).
Is parking available at The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cream Chimneys, The Cobbles - Freehouse & Dining, and The Contented Vine.
Is The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Kelso.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Floors Castle & Gardens (1.2 miles), Hume Castle (4.8 miles), and Roxburgh Castle (0.5 miles).