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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.

2015 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 Storied Landscape

Price: General Admission £10.00

October 14, 2015

With a special emphasis on Scott’s relationship to The Trossachs as the setting for The Lady of the Lake, Dr. David Borthwick of Glasgow University discusses the ways in which landscapes inspire art;

Stained Glass at Abbotsford

Price: General Admission £65.00

October 24, 2015

Scott celebrated his rich family heritage in the windows of Abbotsford. In this session for beginners with Edinburgh-based stained glass artist Emma Butler-Cole Aiken,

Gothic Scotland: Walter Scott and the Literature of Terror

Free Event

October 27, 2015

All Hallows’ Eve approaches. From tales of ghosts, goblins, kidnapping, and convents to gloomy abbeys and ruinous castles, 

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Extended Opening at Abbotsford

As a direct result of a dramatic upsurge in visitor

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New Chairman & Trustees for the Abbotsford Trust

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