Welcome to Abbotsford

Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.

Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in our café or simply relax in the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

Created almost 200 years ago by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, now just a short train ride from Edinburgh with a free minibus pick-up from the station.

What's on

  • Out of the Box: Secrets from the Archive

    28th Sep 2019 - 30th Nov 2019

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  • Scott: The Man Behind the Monument

    7th Oct 2019 - 30th Nov 2019

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  • Newman at Abbotsford: A Spiritual Oasis

    6th Nov 2019

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