22nd Jan 2021 - 31st Mar 2021
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. This year, the 250th anniversary of his birth, pay a virtual visit to his ‘conundrum castle’ on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels, from The Lady of the Lake to Ivanhoe, and a house built by and for the love of books. Virtual audio tours are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian, alongside our ever-popular Sir Walter Scott Character Tour.