The Home of Sir Walter Scott
What we like:
Well worth a couple of hours to learn more about one of Scotland's greatest writers and his extraordinary life. Informative audio tours and the guided tours for larger groups are superb. Lovely grounds and a good restaurant.
In their own words:
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, browse the gift shop, enjoy seasonal food in our café or simply relax in the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.
Created almost 200 years ago by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, now just a short train ride from Edinburgh with a free minibus pick-up from the station
Good to know:
Abbotsford was where Scott revived the Scottish Baronial style. There are lovely walks along the river and around the grounds.
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