Welcome to Abbotsford

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.

Scott's home re-opens March 1st, but visit now for our free exhibition, a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest novels. Learn about Scott’s life, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in our café or explore beautiful woodland and riverside walks.

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

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