Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of Kelso

The area's history and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Kelso. Well known for its riverfront, gardens and coffeehouses, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Norham Castle and Northumberland National Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Kelso

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Kelso has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kelso Racecourse (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Chain Bridge Honey Farm (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Goswick Links Golf Club (21 mi / 33.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kelso

Travelers love Kelso for its stunning river views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kelso is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northumberland National Park (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Three Brethren (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve (23.2 mi / 37.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Kelso

Fly into Edinburgh (EDI), the closest airport, located 46.8 mi (75.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Kelso?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 386 vacation rentals near Kelso. From 195 Cottages to 195 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kelso for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kelso?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kelso. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Floors Castle: 441 vacation rentals
  • Smailholm Tower: 353 vacation rentals
  • Kelso Abbey: 439 vacation rentals
  • Mellerstain House: 375 vacation rentals
  • Kelso Racecourse: 437 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kelso listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Kelso?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 195 Cottages in Kelso. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kelso include:

  • Cabins: 195 rentals available
  • Houses: 157 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 195 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kelso?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Kelso. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.