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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

Guided walk of Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford Estate

Under 17's £2.50, General Admission £3.50,

September 13, 2014

Guided walk around one of Scotland’s most important designed landscapes. Learn about the history, natural heritage and how we manage the land today. Easy/moderate terrain, suitable footwear and waterproofs advisable.

Fungi Foray

17 & Under £6.00, General Admission £10.00,

October 19, 2014

Join fungi expert, Ali Murfitt, for a fungi foray across the Abbotsford Estate. With much grassland and woodland habitat we are sure to find a wide range of fungi, and perhaps even the uncommon Pink Waxcap that has previously been recorded at Abbotsford. Easy/moderate terrain, suitable footwear and waterproofs advisable.

Contact our events team events@scottsabbotsford.co.uk 01896 752043 or the Visitor Centre to purchase tickets

Scott and Burns Literary Conference: Sham Bards of a Sham Nation?


October 23, 2014

Join us a for a day at Abbotsford of lively and enlightening talks as we examine Scotland’s two greatest literary figures – Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Speakers include Professor Douglas Gifford, Professor Gerry Carruthers, Dr Ted Cowan, Dr Pauline Mackay and Dr Kirsteen McCue. Lunch and refreshments provided.

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