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Abbotsford

Abbotsford

Address

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

Details

Following a recent survey of Designed Landscapes in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford’s importance, both nationally and internationally, was underlined when it was judged to be the most significant designed landscape in the area.
The following extracts are taken from The Inventory of Designed Landscapes in Scotland, prepared for Historic Scotland by Peter McGowan and reproduced here with their kind permission.

The house, garden and landscape of Abbotsford are the creation of Sir Walter Scott and were developed from scratch between 1811 and 1825. While Scott is justly famed world-wide as Scotland’s most successful and prolific author of the 19th century, his surmounting interest, which gave him most pleasure – beyond even his antiquarian, historical and literary interests, was planting. At Abbotsford he assembled an estate by various land purchases, created enclosed gardens and parkland to complement the house, and laid out the largely unimproved land to form an extended wooded agricultural landscape which is uniquely adapted to its Tweedside setting.

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

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

Opening details

1st Apr - 30th Sept, 10am-5pm. 1st Oct - 23rd Dec, 10am–4pm. Last entry one hour before closing.

Prices

House & Garden: Adults £8.75, Concessions £7.50, Children £4.50 (free for under 5s), Family Ticket £28.00 (2 adults and up to 3 under 17s).
Gardens only: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, Children £2.50 (free for Under 5s), Family Tcket £13.00. Group Rates are available on request.

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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 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

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