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Abbotsford House, Scottish Borders
Abbotsford House

Abbotsford House

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Historical-Buildings in Scotland

This is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, novelist and author of timeless classics. The house has a fine collection of historic relics, weapons and armour, and a large library of rare volumes.

Ownership: Abbotsford Trust Limited is a registered charity.
Scottish Charity No SCO37425

Situation OS ref: NT 518342

How to get there:
By car: Lies between Melrose and Galashiels. On the B6360 which leaves the A6091, Melrose to Galashiels road some 2 miles from Melrose. Signposted.
By public transport: Regular bus services, Melrose to Galashiels, pass the road end. Short walk to the house.

Seasonal opening details (2017):

House and Gardens
1st March - 31st March 10am - 4pm
1st April 30th September 10am 5pm
1st October 30th November 10am 4pm
Last entry one hour before closing time

Visitor Centre
Open all year (excluding 25th 26th December and 1st 2nd January)
1st April 30th September 10am 5pm
1st October 31st March 10am 4pm
Last orders for the restaurant one hour before closing time

Admission: Free

2017 Admission Costs
Pay once and enter for a year.

House and Gardens
Adult 9.60
Concession 8.95
Children (Under 17) 4.90
Family Ticket 28.00 (2 adults & up to 3 under 17s)

Gardens Only
Adult 5.00
Concession 4.50
Children(Under 17) 3.00
Family Ticket 13.00 (2 adults & up to 3 under 17s)
Group rates

Guided garden tours available please check times before your visit

Visitor Centre & Restaurant
Picnic Area
Disabled car parking via the private entrance 200 yards west of the main car park.
Toilets (inc Disabled)

Tel: 01896 752043

Attached attractions:
Walled Garden and extensive grounds with Woodland Walk.
Private Chapel in memory of Sir Walter Scott

Additional Information
VisitScotland 5 star Historic House

Web links::
Scott's Abbotsford

Places to stay nearby:

Local towns and villages:
- Melrose

Abbotsford House - a view, Scottish Borders
Abbotsford House - a view
Abbotsford House - a view, Scottish Borders
Abbotsford House - a view
The Walled Garden, Scottish Borders
The Walled Garden

Abbotsford House, Scotland