Welcome to Abbotsford

All areas of Abbotsford are now closed to the public for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This includes the historic buildings, café and Visitor Centre, plus the woodlands, riverside walks and playtrail.
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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 now just a short train ride from Edinburgh.

What's on

  • Scott: The Man Behind the Monument

    24th Apr 2020 - 15th Aug 2020

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  • Spring Virtual Quiz

    16th Apr 2020 - 16th May 2020

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