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The House
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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.

The Abbotsford Trust are holding a Fundraising Dinner & Auction with guest speaker Sandy McCall Smith all proceeds will go to the Endowment Fund, please go to the Fundraising Dinner page for details.

What's On

Adult Learning Workshop - Carved in Stone


May 9, 2015

From classical figures to ghoulish gargoyles and elegant floral carvings, Abbotsford boasts a wealth of beautiful stone sculptures. This one day workshop with artist Susheila Jamieson will introduce newcomers to simple stone carving techniques

A Great Many Trophies : Scott's Visit to Waterloo


May 12, 2015

On 9 August 1815, seven weeks after the Battle of Waterloo, Walter Scott was among the first tourists to visit the scene, collecting 'a great many trophies, from cuirasses down to buttons and bullets.' Join Dr Paul O'Keeffe talking about his acclaimed recent book, Waterloo the Aftermath, and his newly published edition of Scott' writings about the battle, Scott on Waterloo. There will be an opportunity for book signing after the lecture.  £12 including drink on arrival.

Bird Song and Binoculars Walk

Under 17s £3.00, General Admission £6.00,

May 17, 2015

With the skills and experience of expert ornithologist,  Andrew Bramhall, you can join a late spring walk around the designed landscape created by Walter Scott to identify birds by song and by sight. Scott delighted in the birdlife that was attracted by the improvements he made to the Abbotsford estate, and wrote in 1826  ‘I may congratulate myself on having literally made the desert sing’.  From woodpeckers and nuthatches in the woodland to buzzards circling over the meadow and wildfowl in the Tweed, visitors will be encouraged to bring their binoculars and get involved.  A part of Borders Nature Festival and the Year of Food and Drink. Suitable for all ages, booking essential. Not wheelchair accessible.

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The Abbotsford Dinner & Auction

Abbotsford, the Home of Sir Walter Scott, first opened to

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Robert the Bruce

The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce

The Abbotsford Trust is delighted to announce the opening of

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