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The Ghostly Bells of Kelso Abbey | by musicmuse_ca
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The Ghostly Bells of Kelso Abbey

You can see the old ruins of Kelso Abbey tower above the more recent Kelso Memorial Cloister, built in 1933. Kelso was attacked repeatedly during the Scottish Wars of Independence. During the 16th century, it was burned three times by the invading Brittish troops.


Before the Tironensian Abbey was completely destroyed, the story goes that the monks took the great bells from the Bell Tower and cast them into a deep pool in the nearby Tweed river, where it curves below the Maxwellheugh crags.


On stormy nights and during troubled times, it is said that they toll from deep beneath the Tweed as a warning...


I wonder if you could hear them now?

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Taken on June 10, 2006