On this page we have put together some useful information that we hope will assist you in planning your trip.


Border Events Centre, (Formerly Border Union Showground) Kelso, TD5 8LS.

The centenary celebrations will be held at the Springwood Park and Hall, Border Events Centre, Kelso. 
​Set in 40 acres of parkland, the venue will provide the ideal infrastructure to stage our momentous event.

• Kelso is within a 90 minute car journey from Carlisle, Newcastle and Edinburgh
• Ideal base to explore “Border Country”
• Caravan/Camping facilities
• Good accommodation facilities in the town and surrounding area

Caravans & Camping

 Kelso is an ideal location to explore the Border country and a large number of visitors are expected to make use of the temporary site which will be available from Thursday 28th April to Tuesday 3rd May.  
A set fee, regardless of length of stay, of £50 for caravans/motor homes and £20 for tents. 

A small limited number of electric hookups points are available for an additional fee £10 and can be pre-booked when ordering

Caravans will only be allowed on site from 12 noon on Thursday 29th April.

It should be noted that this is only a temporary site best suited to self-contained caravans/motor homes and there are no hard-standing pitches. There are toilets and shower facilities. 

The caravan steward will allocate the pitch and all equipment, including awning, windbreaks, vehicles etc., must be contained within this space.

All caravans must be fitted with a FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Caravan reservations will be available to book with the event tickets.


By Road
Within 90 minutes drive of Carlisle, Newcastle and Edinburgh

By Rail
Stations nearest to Kelso are:
Berwick-upon-Tweed which is on the East Coast main line service London to Aberdeen.
Tweedbank which is on the newly re-opened Waverley route from Edinburgh

By Air
Both Edinburgh and Newcastle International Airports are within a 90 minutes drive.
Please click on link for details of the Edinburgh Airport Animal Receiving Centre

By Sea
Newcastle Ferry Port (North Shields) provides connection to Holland

Kelso & Border Country

Please click on the following links for information about Kelso, Border Country and further afield. 
Accommodation providers can be found using the links below.

Visit Kelso - website with local information

Visit Northumberland - official tourist information visitor website

Visit Scotland - Scottish Borders - Visit Scotland website with tourist information 

Heart of Hadrian's Wall - official visitor guide for the Hadrian's Wall region

Walk Scottish Borders -  walking website

Cycle Scottish Borders -  cycling website

Fishing on the Tweed - fishing website

Crabtree and Crabtree - holiday cottages


We hope the weather will be kind to us and that the sun will shine ... however, come prepared as we can have four seasons in one day!!