Welcome to Abbotsford

Abbotsford's historic house, gardens, exhibition, shop and cafe are now open 7 days a week 10am- 4pm in accordance with all Government advice and guidelines. Last entry to the historic house is at 3pm and we strongly recommend pre-booking your tickets to avoid disappointment. We're good to go logo

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Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

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.

What's on

  • Have a Heart for Abbotsford with this Autumn Quiz

    11th Sep 2020 - 30th Nov 2020

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  • Autumn Wordsearch- Have a Heart for Abbotsford

    7th Oct 2020 - 31st Oct 2020

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  • Exclusive Guided Tours

    16th Oct 2020 - 24th Oct 2020

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