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  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Historic House

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Abbotsford

Abbotsford

Address

The Abbotsford Trust,
Abbotsford,
Melrose,
Roxburghshire,
TD6 9BQ

Details

Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott; one of Scotland’s most fascinating places. Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration.

Explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life and achievements in our exhibition, browse the gift shop, dine in style in our restaurant or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands – a day out at Abbotsford has something for everyone.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Dogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsVenue approved for civil marriage

Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: Gardens, Woodland & River Walks. Suitability for Dogs: On leads.

Opening details

Opening dates and times

House and Gardens

1st March – 30th April 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 March – 30th September
10am – 5pm

1st October – 31st March
10am – 4pm

Last orders for the restaurant one hour before closing time.

Prices

Admission

House and gardens (Gift Aid price)

Adult £8.75 (£9.63)
Concession £7.50 (£8.25)
Under 17s £4.50
Under 5s free
Family Ticket £28.00 (£30.80)
(two adults and up to three under 17s)
Group rates available on request

Gardens (Gift Aid price)

Adult £3.50 (£3.85)
Concession £2.50 (£2.75)
Under 17s £2.50
Under 5s Free
Family Ticket £13.00 (£14.30)
(two adults and up to three under 17s)
Group rates available on request

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Location

Directions

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Map reference: NT 508342  Lat: 55.59954 Long: -2.78207

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Tweedbank station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage

Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: Gardens, Woodland & River Walks. Suitability for Dogs: On leads.