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.

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.

What's on

  • Turner & Scott: The Painter and the Poet

    23rd Apr 2018 - 30th Nov 2018

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  • Christmas at Abbotsford

    9th Nov 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

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  • #ThanksToYou - Guided Tour

    5th Dec 2018

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