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Hope Scott Wing
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Luxury Accommodation in the Hope Scott Wing

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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.

What's On

Grey Lady Tale of Abbotsford Halloween Tours!

Children under 17 £5.00, General Admission £12.00,

October 31, 2014

Back by popular demand!

Go on a candlelit tour of Abbotsford....if you dare!  Step back in time and discover grisly legends, spooky stories & tales of ghostly goings on with mysterious visitors of the past...........

TWO dates (31st October & 1st November), TWO Family Tours (6pm & 7.30pm ) and ONE Adults only Tour (9.30pm) on each night.

Booking ESSENTIAL & Ochiltree's will be open if you fancy a bite to eat.

£12 for Adults, £5 for Under 17s

Grey Lady Tale of Abbotsford Halloween Tours!

Children under 17 £5.00, General Admission £12.00,

November 1, 2014

Back by popular demand!

Go on a candlelit tour of Abbotsford....if you dare!  Step back in time and discover grisly legends, spooky stories & tales of ghostly goings on with mysterious visitors of the past...........

TWO dates (31st October & 1st November), TWO Family Tours (6pm & 7.30pm ) and ONE Adults only Tour (9.30pm) on each night.

Booking ESSENTIAL & Ochiltree's will be open if you fancy a bite to eat.

£12 for Adults, £5 for Under 17s

Poetry Showcase

Under 17's £6.00, Friends of Abbotsford £10.80, General Admission £12.00,

November 18, 2014

Join a host of new and established poets from the Scottish Borders and further afield for a night of poetry inspired by the world-renowned collections at Abbotsford House. Following on from the success of the 2013 Showcase, this year our poets will take you on an imaginary tour of Scott’s home, bringing some of his most-prized treasures to life. This event is organised by CABN in partnership with the Abbotsford Trust and the Scottish Book Trust (Live Literature Fund). Come and support live literature and celebrate the future of this fantastic Borders tradition.

Admission includes a glass of wine on arrival or a non-alcoholic alternative. Pre-booking is strongly advised as places are limited.

Latest News

RLS CELEBRATION WITH MCCALL SMITH TO AID SCOTT

FACULTY OF ADVOCATES NEWS RELEASE 10 October 2014    RLS

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Free Sunday at Abbotsford

Abbotsford, the historic Scottish Borders home of Sir Walter Scott

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