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The House
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The House at Abbotsford

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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.

What's On

Free to Access Day

Free Event

September 21, 2014

To commemorate the death of Sir Walter Scott (21st September 1832) we will be opening the doors to Abbotsford for free entry on 21st September 2014.  First entry at 10am and last admission to the house is at 4pm.

Historical Embroidery Techniques


October 4, 2014

Following the hugely popular workshop we ran in March, we are delighted that artist and needle worker Alison Delaney is returning to demonstrate more historical techniques for you to try yourself.

Lecture: Abbotsford to Hollywood: Sir Walter Scott’s Film Career


October 9, 2014

200 years on from its first publication Waverley is one of the few Scott novels to remain unfilmed, but other features have succeeded - and failed – spectacularly on the big screen.

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Abbotsford, the historic Scottish Borders home of Sir Walter Scott

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Europa Nostra Award Ceremony at Abbotsford

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