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What We Love

  • A traditional country house in the Borders, including breakfast and a bottle of wineItalianate plastered ceilings are an unusual but interesting feature in this decidedly Scottish retreat
  • The wealth of activities on offer, from fishing to shooting and walking to an excursion into Edinburgh
  • Delicious cuisine made from homegrown produce
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A family-run, riverside hotel in the Scottish Borders, with breakfast, a bottle of wine and a dinner option

The Lowdown

Built in 1761, Ednam House has been run as a hotel since 1928. The House is strewn with charming features, retained from an original spec that spared no expense. Throughout your stay you will find yourself beneath ornate Italianate plastered ceilings, opening intricately carved wooden doors and marveling at crafted stone work fireplaces.
Located on the banks of the River Tweed, the old fashioned Scottish tradition of salmon fishing is prevalent throughout the hotel, not least with the construction of its own smoking house by the river. Needless to say, fishing is top of the list for activities in the area, if you’re not too busy conquering castles or exploring the market town of Kelso itself.
If you don’t manage to catch any of your own fish, the hotel’s restaurant serves up its own smoked salmon, along with a variety of other dishes attentively reared or grown on their land.

How to Get There

Ednam House
Bridge Street
Kelso, United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 741 Reviews
Mr M Cowal
Reviewed 2 days ago

We received excellent service and the food was delicious. Our room overlooked the beautiful gardens on the banks of the River Tweed. Easy access to places of interest like Floors Castle, Abbotsford House and Berwick-upon-Tweed make this a superb short break or holiday venue.

My Scottish Bridge Holiday
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent hotel, only lacking in sports facilities. Exemplary food and extremely good staff. The Hotel is peaceful with wonderful gardens and a beautiful view of the river and its many swans with their cygnets.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed another couple of days at this perfectly located hotel beside the River Tweed in Kelso. The hotel has friendly atmosphere and is very good value. The gardens are a lovely asset to the hotel where guests can relax and have a drink or read a book. If you want a relaxing break it is ideal

Lovely location
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great views from garden and bedrooms over looking river: Staff friendly and efficient,food very good especially the breakfasts. Kelso a lovely town to visit with good walks,hotel in good location will definitely be back.

Anniversary dinner
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a memorable experience celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food was to die for especially the melt in your mouth lamb. The sirloin steak was great. BUT. Our all time favourite ‘the whitebait’ won hands down. Sadly there was no room for dessert but we enjoyed a tea, coffee and a brandy in the lounge. Dan, our waiter was outstanding. His personality made our night. Thank you Ednam House for a memorable anniversary dinner.