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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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Hope Scott Wing Book now for Christmas
Hope Scott Wing Book now for Christmas

Stay at Abbotsford

Luxury Accommodation in the Hope Scott Wing

Hope Scott Wing Book now for Christmas

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 , 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 Family Fun Day

Free Event

November 30, 2015

Join us and discover a host of fun for all the family. Entry to the house and gardens at Abbotsford will be free with drop-in activities suitable for all the family including face painting, arts and crafts activities, special family guided tours, traditional storytelling and birds of prey display.

Wreath Making Workshop

Price: General Admission £40.00

December 5, 2015

Learn how to make your own wreath for Christmas with Lucie Murray of Silver Fern Floristry in Lauder. All quality materials are provided and you can take your wreath home with you at the end of the session.

Christmas Shopping Promotions

Free Event

December 12, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Come to Abbotsford for Christmas special offers and seasonal food & drink tastings in the Visitors Centre. Lauderdale Choir will be providing some festive cheer in Ochiltrees on Saturday 12th December at 2pm.

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New Borders Railway attracts new visitors

As a direct result of a dramatic upsurge in visitor

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New Chairman & Trustees for the Abbotsford Trust

The Abbotsford Trust, which looks after Sir Walter Scott’s historic

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