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April 5, 2012

Kelso Borders Scotland

Filed under: Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:30 am

Kelso Scotland – Kelso is a small town in Scotland located in the region of Scottish Borders to the south-east of Edinburgh, on the banks of the Tweed. The settlement moved after the founding of the Abbey of Kelso in 1128. Its name comes from the chalky soil where there was an existing plant then called Calkou. It is famous for its streets and its main square which is fully paved, its Georgian houses, which Sir Walter Scott , the famous British writer who was a student in the local high school, said was “the most beautiful and perhaps be the most romantic village in Scotland”. The local rugby club, Kelso RFC , is one of the most famous of Scotland. Kelso is also known for its racecourse which has meetings for National Hunt horse racing. Kelso is to the south-east of Edinburgh.

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Catterick North Yorkshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 9:14 am

Catterick North Yorkshire – Catterick is a village and civil parish in the district of Richmondshire in North Yorkshire, England. It dates back to Roman times, when Cataractonium was a Roman fort protecting the crossing of the Great North Road and Dere Street, over the River Swale. It has 2,743 inhabitants (2001). Around the year AD 600, Catterick was the scene of a battle between the Britons and the Angles of Bernicia, recounted in the poem Y Gododdin. Catterick was then the seat of the kingdom of Rheged. North-west of Catterick is the well known Catterick Racecourse a flat and National Hunt horse racing circuit. Catterick is situated just off the A1 motorway between Richmond and Bedale, it is about 43 miles from York.

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