Abbotsford warmly welcomes groups and can help you plan all aspects of your visit to suit your interests and needs.

Our friendly, knowledgeable guides and bookings team are ready to help you plan a visit to suit your itinerary and make your experience at Abbotsford one to treasure.

Pre-book your tour and be assured of maximum benefits from your visit. If there are 10 or more in your group, pre-book a visit to Abbotsford and enjoy the following privileges:

• Significant savings on admission rates

• Free entrance for the coach driver and tour director

• Complimentary refreshments for the coach driver and tour director

• Flexible payment options

• Familiarisation visits at your convenience

2024 Group Rates


Discover Scott's unique vision, design and creation of the walled gardens at Abbotsford. This is not a horticultural tour. Includes self guided access to the house.
Adult £16.30
Student £15.20
Children(Under 17) £7.70

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Take a tour of Scott's home with one of our experienced guides, ending in the gardens.
Available in English, French and German
Adult £16.30
Student £15.20
Children (Under 17) £7.70

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Tour the historic house and gardens in your own time. Printed guides available in a variety of languages.
Adult £12.40
Student £11.60
Children (Under 17) £5.50

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From literary tours to curator led tours or walks of the estate, we can tailor tours according to your interests.
Adult & Student from £27.50
Children(Under 17) from £19.50

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How to book your visit

To qualify for our group benefits please pre-book a visit by contacting our bookings team. The team will also help you plan your visit to make the most of your day. Our bookings team can offer further advice on the facilities available at Abbotsford and tailoring your visit to suit your itinerary. You can also find further information for groups in our Abbotsford Groups Leaflet.

You can contact the Bookings Coordinator by telephone on 01896 752043 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or by email at

As a guide, we recommend allowing approximately 2 hours in total for a group visit. This allows 45 minutes for a guided tour of the historic house followed by time to view the gardens, browse the shop and visit the exhibition in the Visitor Centre. Additional time is recommended for catering.

Guide Book 

Groups can pre-order guide books, so they are ready to collect on arrival at the Visitor Centre. Discounts are availble to groups of 10 or more people who want to pre-order a guide book. Contact the Bookings Coordinator for further details. 

Ochiltree's Café

Ochiltree’s serves delicious morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea. Coach parties are welcome to use the facility for refreshments without entry to the historic house, but pre-booking from our Group Catering Packages is essential. You can have a look at the different options in our Group Catering Menu.


Coach Parking

Free parking is available for coaches and minibuses subject to availability. Coaches can pause at the drop-off point in the Visitor Centre car park to allow passengers to alight then park in the overflow area at the top of the car park.


Payment Options

Payment can be made by cash, debit/credit card, or cheque made payable to The Abbotsford Trust either in advance of your visit or on the day.

Tour Company Voucher Invoicing is available by prior arrangement only - please call us on 01896 752043.

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