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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover the life story of one of Scotland’s greatest men of letters as you walk around his home
  • See a treasure trove of objects and artifacts that inspired him, and buy some inspiration in the gift shop
  • Stroll the gorgeous gardens and spot the 'Juliette' balcony and 'Rapunzel' tower overlooking the river Tweed

Description

Any aspiring poet will know you need a place that inspires you in order to bring out your genius, which is exactly why, almost 200 years ago, Sir Walter Scott bought Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders. Learn about his life as you explore this stunning mansion and its gardens!

Discover a wealth of objects and inspiring artifacts in this amazing home, many of which wound up in Scott’s greatest poems and novels.

Learn about his life on the banks of the River Tweed and the many achievements of the playwright, novelist, poet, and judge.

The beautiful garden looks like it sprung straight from one of Scott’s historical romances - he designed it himself with advice from artists, architects, and friends.

Other highlights include Scott’s 'Juliette' balcony outside his bedroom window, and the 'Rapunzel' tower overlooking the river Tweed.

You may find yourself composing a pastoral poem yourself once you've been here - that's sure what happened to Scott!

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to Abbotsford House, the Visitor Center and the gardens
Additional info

Getting There

Bus: Take line 964 and get off at Abbotsford House.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the reception of the Visitor Center.

Venue

Opening hours

Abbotsford House
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Abbotsford House
Abbotsford Terrace, TD6 9BQ, Melrose
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Ratings & reviews

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I
Mar 6, 2020
Excellent
Warm welcome and amazing and full of history place with wonderful walks.
M
Sep 16, 2018
Excellent
Best audio description on a personally held set I have had . Excellent welcome in beautiful surroundings ,well maintained grounds. The house is magnificent and very comfortable areas to move...
Best audio description on a personally held set I have had . Excellent welcome in beautiful surroundings ,well maintained grounds. The house is magnificent and very comfortable areas to move around. Seats available in each area and the gift shop and cafe excellent. Very reasonable admission price and tickets easily found on line.
Memorably enjoyable day.
L
Aug 8, 2018
Excellent
Friendly helpful staff contributed to the memorable visit

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