Welcome to Abbotsford
The historic house and gardens have now closed for the season and will reopen on the 1st March 2019. Our Visitor Centre and Ochiltree's Café are open all year - stop by for locally sourced and freshly prepared meals, snacks and treats.
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, now just a short train ride from Edinburgh with a free minibus pick-up from the station.