Abbotsford

Type:Historic House / Palace

The Abbotsford Trust, Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ

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Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott; one of Scotland’s most fascinating places. Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration.

Explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life and achievements in our exhibition, browse the gift shop, enjoy lunch in our cafe, or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands – a day out at Abbotsford has something for everyone.

Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: Gardens, Woodland & River Walks. Suitability for Dogs: On leads.

Guide Prices

Please check our website for up to date ticket prices.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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Opening Times

* Opening dates and times

House and Gardens

1st March – 30th April 10am-4pm

1st April – 30th September
10am – 5pm

1st October – 30th November
10am – 4pm

Please check our website for December/Christmas exhibition opening times.

Last entry one hour before closing time

Visitor Centre

Open all year
(excluding 25th – 26th December
and 1st – 2nd January)

1st March – 30th September
10am – 5pm

1st October – 31st March
10am – 4pm

Last orders for the cafe one hour before closing time.

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