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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

The Three Inch Fools Present Shakespeare’s The Tempest

  • Children (£8.00)
  • Concession (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

August 13, 2015

The Three Inch Fools are a troupe of Shakespearian actors and folk musicians visiting Abbotsford to perform their vibrant and fast-paced production of The Tempest. Audiences are invited to bring along their rugs and picnic baskets, and enjoy the performance in a stunning outdoor setting. Bring warm clothing & waterproofs with you. if the weather is unkind, the performance will be held indoors on the first floor of the Visitor Centre. Access to the Gardens from 5pm, for 6pm start.

Abbotsford Arrow & Family Day

Free Event

August 16, 2015

Come and watch the annual Abbotsford Arrow archery competition.   A family day with Border Reivers display, Birds of Prey, inflatable gladiator challenge and much more!  No need to book!  Normal House & Garden admission prices apply

Borders Walking Festival, Rhymers Glen and Abbotsford

Price: General Admission £7.00

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

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News Release  24 June 2015                                      The stamp of Sir

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Stay at Abbotsford! Special offers in July & August

Late availability for the entire wing on a self-catering basis.  7

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