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The House
The House

The House at Abbotsford

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in Ochiltrees, our stylish restaurant

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A truly romantic venue

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Hope Scott Wing
Hope Scott Wing

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Luxury Accommodation in the Hope Scott Wing

Hope Scott Wing

Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott; one of Scotland’s most fascinating places. Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration.

Explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life and achievements in our exhibition, browse the gift shop, dine in style in our restaurant or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands – a day out at Abbotsford has something for everyone.

New Exhibition

‘The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce’

including the first ever three-dimensional digital model of the Bruce Tomb, in the temporary Exhibition Room in the House, normal admission price applies

What's On

Sir Walter’s Muckle Banket, a walk in the kitchen gardens followed by a talk by Sandy Neil

Price: Garden Walk £10.00

September 7, 2015

Take a gastronomic tour of Scottish history and literature, guided by recipes from Sir Walter Scott’s library. Discover how to cook Sir Walter’s Tweed Kettle, Grouse à la Rob Roy, Meg Merrilies’ gypsy stew, James Hogg’s rumbledethumps, and more forgotten dishes from Scotland’s past. £10 garden walk, arrival drinks from 6.45 pm, 7.30pm start

Borders Walking Festival, Rhymers Glen and Abbotsford

Price: General Admission £8.75

September 8, 2015

A walk exploring the landscape and history surrounding Sir Walter Scott`s Abbotsford Estate. From Huntlyburn a short climb through the wooded Rhymers Glen, then cross Bowdenmoor to Cauldshiels Loch. Dropping down by Faldonside to the River Tweed and Abbotsford before returning to Gala. For prices and bookings please visit www.borderswalking.com or call Border Events on 01750 725480, 10am -15.15pm, no need to register on this page

Borders Walking Festival, Abbotsford Gardens and Grounds

Price: General Admission £8.75

September 12, 2015

Enjoy a guided tour of the formal gardens, venture through historic woodland, and stroll along a scenic stretch of the River Tweed across rich meadows. Following the walk there will be the option of a private guided tour of Abbotsford house at a special discounted rate of £7.50 payable on the day. For prices and bookings please visit www.borderswalking.com or call Border Events on 01750 725480, 09.15am - 14.00pm no need to register here.

Latest News

Border Railway - Union of South Africa


The new Borders Railway linking Edinburgh to Tweedbank, less than

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Butterflies to celebrate Scott’s Birthday!

The Butterflies, a beautiful paper sculpture created from a tatty

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