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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.

New 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 Three Inch Fools Present Shakespeare’s The Tempest

  • Children (£8.00)
  • Concession (£10.00)
  • Adults (£12.00)

August 13, 2015

The Three Inch Fools are a troupe of Shakespearian actors and folk musicians visiting Abbotsford to perform their vibrant and fast-paced production of The Tempest. Audiences are invited to bring along their rugs and picnic baskets, and enjoy the performance in a stunning outdoor setting. Bring warm clothing & waterproofs with you. if the weather is unkind, the performance will be held indoors on the first floor of the Visitor Centre. Access to the Gardens from 5pm, for 6pm start.

Abbotsford Arrow & Family Day

  • Under 17's (£4.50)
  • Concessions (£7.50)
  • General Admission (£8.75)

August 16, 2015

Come and watch the annual Abbotsford Arrow archery competition.   A family day with Border Reivers display, Birds of Prey, inflatable gladiator challenge and much more!  No need to book!  Normal House & Garden admission prices apply.

Sir Walter’s Muckle Banket, a walk in the kitchen gardens followed by a talk by Sandy Neil

Price: General Admission £10.00

September 7, 2015

Take a gastronomic tour of Scottish history and literature, guided by recipes from Sir Walter Scott’s library. Discover how to cook Sir Walter’s Tweed Kettle, Grouse à la Rob Roy, Meg Merrilies’ gypsy stew, James Hogg’s rumbledethumps, and more forgotten dishes from Scotland’s past. £10 garden walk, arrival drinks from 6.45 pm, 7.30pm start

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