- Plan Your Visit
- Visit with Confidence
- The House
- The Gardens
- The Chapel
- The Estate
- The Visitor Centre
- Family Fun
WELCOME TO ABBOTSFORD
We are delighted to be welcoming visitors back to Abbotsford. Come and explore the magic on your doorstep.
Abbotsford is now open 7 days a week, 10am- 5pm (last entry to the house at 4pm). Entrance to the historic house and chapel is by timed tickets only. Tickets are available now.
Plan Your Visit
Come and explore Abbotsford’s historic house, chapel, gardens, gift shop, Ochiltree’s café and free Sir Walter Scott exhibition.
Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.
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.
The 19th century saw Sir Walter Scott establishing an international reputation as Scotland’s most prolific and successful writer, but his abiding interest was tree-planting.
The Visitor Centre
Our visitor centre with its café, exhibition and gift shop is open all year round and free to access. Indulge in some shopping, meet friends for coffee or set off to explore
Make the most of your visit to Abbotsford with our tips for visiting as a family. Explore the woodland walks, follow the family playtrail and much more...