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The House
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The House at Abbotsford

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in Ochiltrees, our stylish restaurant

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A truly romantic venue

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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.

A marquee will erected in the Morris Garden from Friday 22nd May for a wedding.  The Wedding is taking place on Wednesday 27th May, in Scott’s Library so this will be closed from 4pm on Wednesday, please note that the room will be open but set up in preparation for this.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.



The Abbotsford Trust are holding a Fundraising Dinner & Auction with guest speaker Alexander McCall Smith, all proceeds will go to the Endowment Fund

Fundraising Dinner page for details

What's On

Horse Logging Demo

Free Event

May 24, 2015

Up until the 1940s, horse logging was standard practice for timber extraction across Scotland and would have been used extensively at Abbotsford on its vast 1500 acre estate.  Caitlin Erskine from Homestead Horse Logging will be working her 9 year old ‘Rhona’, so drop by to see traditional horse logging in action again as it would have been practised in Sir Walter Scott’s time.  A part of the Borders Nature Festival and the Borders Festival of the Horse. Suitable for all ages. Wheelchair accessible.  Free event, no need to book

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