Welcome to Abbotsford

We are delighted to be beginning a phased reopening of Abbotsford in accordance with all Government advice and guidelines. Our gardens are open on Tuesday 14th July 10am- 4pm. From Wednesday 15th July our gardens, cafe, shop and exhibition will be open Wednesday- Sunday 10am- 5pm. The historic house currently remains closed but we look forward to re-opening it soon.

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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 now just a short train ride from Edinburgh.

What's on

  • Scott: The Man Behind the Monument

    24th Apr 2020 - 15th Aug 2020

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  • A Midsummer Night's Quiz

    19th Jun 2020 - 31st Jul 2020

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