June 15: Kelso Loop 25.6 miles, 1383ft, 8.0%/-5.7% grade

To quote the WomanTour description of the day: "The area around Kelso is too beautiful to just spend one night and move on, so two nights at the same 1769 Stagecoach Inn on a wonderful cobblestone square seems in order. Today, a loop ride into the area to the east and south of Kelso, is explored passing through gently rolling farmland and picturesque villages of Yetholm Town and Kirk Yetholm.

Scotland's largest inhabited house and home to the Duke of Roxburghe sits on the River Tweed. Kelso Abbey, dating from 1128, is still an amazing example of Romanesque architecture. The quaintness of the community emotes tranquility."

Crossing The Old Bridge over the Tweed

The Abbey

It's Cemetary

Grave Stome Implanted into the Church Building in 1658

The Duke of Roxburghe's Home -- the Largest Inhabited in Scotland

Gnome Territory!

Downtown Kelso