Welcome to Abbotsford
Visit the extraordinary home of 19th century novelist Sir Walter Scott, discounted advance tickets available online only. Pay once, visit all year with free return visits.
Sir Walter Scott’s imagination and creativity extended beyond the walls of his house into the outdoors and the creation of beautiful formal Regency gardens.
Free and open to all, the Abbotsford Estate offers a variety of woodland and river side walks. This unique landscape was created and developed by Sir Walter Scott.
WHAT'S NEW | Events, blog,and news
The Abbotsford Pavilion Restoration Project
16th August 2022
Collections and Interpretation Manager, Kirsty Archer- Thompson, discusses the 2022 restoration of Sir Walter Scott's pavilion glass house.VIEW BLOG
Parking System Changes
19th January 2023
The car parking system is changing at Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, near Melrose after the contract with our current car park management provider is ended.VIEW NEWS
The Blavatnik Honresfield Library: The Voyage Home Part I
21st September 2022
Collections and Interpretation Manager Kirsty discusses the exciting aquisition of the Blavatnik Honresfield Library by a consortium of libraries, literary organisations and museums including Abbotsford.VIEW BLOG
Witch Corner Opens 1st April
1st April 2023 - 1st April 2023
Explore Witch Corner at Abbotsford, a woodland sculpture story trail full of supernatural surprises.VIEW EVENT