Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford

Abbotsford exterior

Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford - one of the most famous houses in the world - is situated on the River Tweed, and can now be so easily reached by train on the Borders Railway line.

Explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels. Delve into Scott’s fascinating life and achievements, browse the gift shop, eat in style in the café/restaurant or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens, tranquil woodlands and river walks.

A day out at Abbotsford is guaranteed to delight, intrigue and relax!

Benefits on offer

  • 10% discount on Visitors’ Centre Gift Shop purchases
  • Tea and a scone for £3.50

Terms & Conditions

  • Tea and a scone in Abbotsford’s Ochiltree’s Restaurant includes a cup of refreshing tea or filter coffee with a choice of cheese, fruit or plain scone.
  • You must show your Club 50 membership card and valid rail ticket on arrival in conjunction with any of these offers


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