Abbotsford House is the former home of Sir Walter Scott - a poet and novelist who wrote much of his work here. Located on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, this historic mansion is an easy drive from Edinburgh.
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Wonderful place to visit. Lots to see and read about the history of the house and Sir Walter Scott. Especially amazing for me as my family tree has been traced back to Sir Walter Scott through my Dad's family.
What a superb living memorial to one of the world's greatest writers. Living in the sense that the estate was still the home of Sir Walter Scott's descendents until 2004 - you can feel his presence in every furnished room, a wonderful testament to the love and care by his descendants. I took the one hour train ride from Edinburgh to Tweedbank + one mile walk to the estate along the Tweed Riverbank which, on reflection, is a great way to start to emerse yourself in Sir Walter's small corner of Scotland.