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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.

Explore Witch Corner

A wild-wood glen full of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite stories and their mischievous creatures, featuring twelve story stops, show-stopping sculptures and interactive content for all ages in a woodland trail full of supernatural surprises.


The Abbotsford Trust


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