Welcome to Abbotsford

The historic house will be open from Saturday 15th August, Thursday- Sunday 11am- 4pm (last entry 3pm) in accordance with all Government advice and guidelines. Our gardens, cafe, shop and exhibition are now open 7 days a week, 10am- 4pm. 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

  • Scott: The Man Behind the Monument

    24th Apr 2020 - 15th Aug 2020

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