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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.

What's On

The Making of the Abbotsford Estate - Lecture


April 22, 2015

Scott adored the outdoors and the Abbotsford Gardens and Estate are central to his creative vision.  From the walled garden to 120 acres of parkland, meadow and woodland, he had a unique eye for landscape design.  

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.

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