Welcome to Abbotsford

Please note that the historic house and gardens are now closed for the season.

Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott;
one of Scotland’s most fascinating places.

Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration.

Explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life and achievements, browse the gift shop, dine in style in our restaurant or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

A day out at Abbotsford has something for everyone.

Upcoming Events

  • Abbotsford Chapel Service

    6th Dec 2016 view event
  • Christmas Special with Merlin Academy of Music

    10th Dec 2016 view event
  • Ochiltree's Christmas Party Night

    16th Dec 2016 view event
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