Welcome to Abbotsford


Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.

Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott's life, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in our café or simply relax in the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

Created almost 200 years ago by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford is now just a short train ride from Edinburgh.

Abbotsford is now open 7 days a week, 10am- 5pm (last entry to the house at 4pm). Entrance to the historic house and chapel will be by timed tickets only. Tickets are available now.

Join us at Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. Find out more about how the anniversary will be celebrated across Scotland and the world at WalterScott250.com.

What's on

  • Walter Scott 250

    20th Mar 2021 - 15th Aug 2022

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  • Friends & Neighbours

    26th Apr 2021 - 30th Nov 2021

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  • Abbotsford Inside Out Tours

    4th Jun 2021 - 31st Oct 2021

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  • Three Inch Fools Outdoor Theatre

    8th Jul 2021 - 30th Jul 2021

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