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  • New exhibits at Abbotsford

    12th Jul 2019

    The drinking cup of the original Robinson Crusoe and a bridle used by Sir Walter Scott to ride his favourite pony are now on display at the author’s home, thanks to loans from National Museums ...

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    Bag the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders

    16th Apr 2019

    To mark the release of a new updated illustrative map of the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders, a new ‘Bag the Big Houses’ scheme is being launched for visitors. The Big Houses in the Scottish ...

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    New Exhibits at Abbotsford for March Opening

    22nd Feb 2019

    A wooden Jacobite quaich, a rare pack of 17th century playing cards, a slop bowl and a Persian charm are among a range of items added to the Sir Walter Scott exhibition, at Abbotsford, ready for the ...

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    Holy Relics Set to Become Star Attraction at Abbotsford

    14th Feb 2019

    Vestments belonging to Cardinal John Henry Newman are set to become the unexpected star attraction at Abbotsford when the home of Sir Walter Scott reopens on Friday March 1, after the Pope gave final ...

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    Abbotsford Celebrates Prestigious Volunteer Award

    10th Jan 2019

    The Abbotsford Trust, responsible for the legacy of Sir Walter Scott, is celebrating becoming the first historic house museum in Scotland to gain a prestigious national award for its volunteer ...

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    Iconic Portcullis Gate reinstated at Abbotsford

    18th Dec 2018

    The iconic entrance gate that secured Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, has been reinstated, after a year-long absence for major conservation work. The reinstated Portcullis Gate was ...

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    Last chance to view trio of rarely seen artworks

    14th Nov 2018

    Visitors to Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott between Melrose and Galashiels, have only a short time left to see three rarely seen watercolour paintings before they disappear back into private ...

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    Scott’s Legacy Inspires Community Project

    4th Oct 2018

    A new community project to help people develop new life skills through gardening and outdoor activity is now underway at Abbotsford, the former home of Sir Walter Scott, between Galashiels and Melrose...

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    Online course revisits romance and tragedy of Jacobite cause

    18th Sep 2017

    The true story of exile, rebellion and the battle for three kingdoms is to feature in a new free online programme. Online course: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites from CAHSS Webteam on ...

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    Abbotsford Provides Stunning Backdrop for Successful Harriers Trail Races

    21st Aug 2017

    Gala Harriers’ inaugural Abbotsford House Trail Races saw more than 150 runners take to their marks against the stunning backdrop of Sir Walter Scott’s home. More than 70 juniors lined up to ...

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    Hot Desk

    27th Jul 2017

    The desk at which Sir Walter Scott wrote his famous Waverley novels has been revealed by VisitScotland as one of the top 25 objects to have shaped Scotland’s history in a stunning new e-book...

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    Let off steam with the kids this summer

    24th Jul 2017

    Steam trains have captured the attention and hearts of children for generations, from Thomas the Tank Engine to Polar Express, and now families looking for an extra special day can experience a piece ...

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    Three Inch Fools bring Bard to Abbotsford

    13th Jul 2017

    On the 15th of July, the gardens of the home of Sir Walter Scott will be taken over by The Three Inch Fools, a talented troupe of young actors who bring Shakespeare’s works to life using their quick...

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    Abbotsford Earns 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

    29th Jun 2017

    Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders, announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement ...

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    A thousand reasons to join VIP scheme

    26th Jun 2017

    ONE of his most famous novels sold out of its first 1,000 copies within two days and now the home of Sir Walter Scott has become associated with the millennial number once again. Riddell Graham...

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    Putting Big Houses in the Scottish Borders on the Map

    11th Apr 2017

    A new full-colour, illustrative map has been produced by the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders group to highlight their stunning properties to promote what the region has to offer. Photos by LLoyd...

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    Historic Houses Association launches new Literary Trail

    28th Feb 2017

    The Historic Houses Association (HHA) today announces the launch of its exciting new online Literary Trail. The trail features over 40 HHA Member houses, all around the UK, that have links to...

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    Virtually in the Scottish Borders!

    28th Feb 2017

    Abbotsford becomes star of VisitScotland’s virtual reality experience Visitors are set to be inspired with an ‘Escape into #ScotSpirit’ through their mobile devices The launch of a ...

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    Scott the Foodie

    13th Sep 2016

    Abbotsford is now offering a superb Two for One Deal to come to an entertaining and quirky evening of talks and gastronomic discovery hosted by Borders journalist Sandy Neil – Thursday 29th ...

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    Abbotsford Wins Prestigious Travel Trade Award

    26th Apr 2016

    Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott has won an Award of Excellence based on customer feedback. The award was given by Irish coach tour operator, CIE Tours International, which recognises the ...

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