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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.

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Sir Walter Scott - His Life & Work

Free Event

February 12, 2015

Luath Press & Abbotsford invite you an evening dedicated to John Buchan's "inspired" biography reproduced with a foreword by Donald Smith.  Chaired by Alasdair Hutton with an address by Donald Smith, Director of Storytelling Festival & John Buchan's granddaughter Deborah Stewartby.  Free Admission but please reserve tickets in advance

Walter Scott & Jane Austen

£10.00

March 24, 2015

Both Austen and Scott are often viewed as symbols of their respective national literary traditions and published novels that were hugely successful. 2015 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Austen’s Emma, a work that prompted one of Scott’s most famous literary reviews. Join Claire Lamont, Emeritus Professor of English Romantic Literature at Newcastle University for an exploration of how these two contemporary Regency authors responded to and were influenced by one another’s writings, despite never meeting in person.  Price £10 includes welcome drink

The Making of the Abbotsford Estate - Lecture

£10.00

April 22, 2015

Scott adored the outdoors and the Abbotsford Gardens and Estate are central to his creative vision.  From the walled garden to 120 acres of parkland, meadow and woodland, he had a unique eye for landscape design.  Using new research which interrogates Scotts's Journals, letters, and his account of the planting and management of the estate, Gardens Heritage and Development Manager Pippa Coles describes the ambition behind the landscape of Abbotsford and Sir Walter Scott's central involvement in its creation.   In the Library at Abbotsford, £10 including a drink on arrival at 7pm for 7.30pm start

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