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  • Online Audio Tour

    22nd Jan 2021 - 31st Mar 2021

    Our popular house audio tours are now available to buy and listen to online. 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. Thi...

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  • Storytelling at Abbotsford

    20th Mar 2021 - 31st May 2021

    Watch all five stories in the series ‘A Gift of Tales’ told in our historic house by Mary Kenny. Presenting a series of traditional stories recorded in the historic rooms at Abbotsford, these folk tales resonate with objects in the collection, with local landscape and with Sir Walter...

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  • Walter Scott 250

    20th Mar 2021 - 15th Aug 2022

    In 2021-22 Scotland celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott with a nationwide programme of events and activities Check out the Walter Scott 250 website for events, talks and exhibitions held by partner organisations across Scotland and the world. Plus incredible places to visit re...

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    Friends & Neighbours

    26th Apr 2021 - 30th Nov 2021

    To say a big thank you for all your support over the past year and to celebrate Sir Walter Scott's 250th Anniversary we’re offering our local Friends & Neighbours exclusive discounts and deals. In this momentus anniversary year we would like to show our immense appreciation for all your s...

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  • Abbotsford Inside Out Tours

    4th Jun 2021 - 31st Oct 2021

    Visiting the historic house or gardens on a Friday or Sunday? Then why not make time to join our Abbotsford Inside Out tour and discover the secrets and stories about Sir Walter Scott’s ‘outdoor rooms’. Learn how Abbotsford evolved over time and what its architecture reveals abou...

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    A Walk in Walter's Woods

    15th Jun 2021 - 19th Oct 2021

    Join Abbotsford's Ranger Anna on a guided walk around the Abbotsford Estate to learn more about wildlife, specimen trees and Scott’s designed landscape. Dates and times: 11am, June 15th 2021 11am, July 13th 2021 11am, August 10th 2021 11am, September 14th 2021 11am, October 19th 2021...

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  • Summer Family Activities

    24th Jun 2021 - 12th Aug 2021

    Join Ranger Anna for an exciting array of family activities in the great outdoors this summer. Come and explore the amazing nature and wildlife on the Abbotsford estate with lots of opportunites to learn or create something new. All activities are 1.5 hours long. All children must be accompanied ...

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  • Biodiversity Walks

    29th Jun 2021 - 28th Sep 2021

    These 1 hour guided walks around Abbotsford's estate with our Ranger Anna focus on a different theme each month, highlighting the biodiversity at Abbotsford. Image copyright Ray Cox Butterfly Walk 11am June 29th 2021 Join Ranger Anna on a guided walk to explore Abbotsford's Walled Garden ...

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  • Three Inch Fools Outdoor Theatre

    8th Jul 2021 - 30th Jul 2021

    The Three Inch Fools return to Abbotsford with two spectacular performances of inventive, musically-driven theatre in the great outdoors. Watch these five-strong troupes of actors bring the story of Robin Hood and Shakepeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor to life in innovative and unexpected ways. ...

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