Welcome to Abbotsford

Abbotsford's historic house and gardens are open for Christmas Thursday- Sunday 10am- 4pm. Our exhibition, shop and cafe are open 7 days a week 10am- 4pm. 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

  • Christmas Shopping Evening

    3rd Dec 2020

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  • Christmas Shopping at Abbotsford

    4th Dec 2020 - 24th Dec 2020

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  • Trial Paths Diversion

    5th Dec 2020

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