Kelso is a wealthy town that lies where the River Trevior meets the River Tweed. The spot where the two rivers meet is the site of Junction Pool, and salmon fishing is legendary here. Kelso holds the privilege of being named the most beautiful and most romantic town in Scotland. Kelso Abbey was once the largest of the Border abbeys. It was ransacked by the English during the 16th century, and the remaining ruins date from the 12th century. Nearby, take a look at the 18th century Old Parish Church with its unique octagon design. Floors Castle is also located in Kelso and is Scotland’s largest inhabited house. It was built in the 1720s in Georgian style. About 6 miles west of Kelso on a rocky knoll you can see Smailholm Tower, which offers amazing panoramic views of the area in addition to being a wonderful sight in itself. On the way to the tower you will pass the farmyard of Sandyknowe. Most walkers will enjoy the Pennine Way or the Borders Abbeys Way, the latter of which links the area’s abbeys in a 65-mile circuit – one for hikers and one for cyclists.