Welcome to Abbotsford

Abbotsford's historic house and gardens are now open 11am- 3pm 7 days a week. Our exhibition, shop and cafe are open 7 days a week 10am- 4pm. Last entry to the historic house is at 2pm and we strongly recommend pre-booking your tickets to avoid disappointment. We're good to go logo

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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, Abbotsford is now just a short train ride from Edinburgh.

We are currently recruiting for a full time Finance and Admin Assistant. Please click here for more details.

What's on

  • Christmas Shopping at Abbotsford

    12th Nov 2019 - 24th Dec 2020

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  • Christmas Market

    21st Nov 2020 - 29th Nov 2020

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  • St Andrews Day Half Price Tickets

    30th Nov 2020 - 30th Nov 2020

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