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Abbotsford – The Home of Sir Walter Scott

Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist and 'Great Scott' who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country's Crown Jewels.

Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired his greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott's life in the historic house and exhibition, enjoy seasonal food in Ochiltree's café, browse the gift shop or simply relax in the beautiful Regency Gardens and tranquil woodlands. 

Join Abbotsford, along with more than 50+ partner organisations, in celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott with an international programme of events throughout 2021 and 2022. Find out more about Walter Scott 250 here.

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The Abbotsford Trust

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