Tickets for Abbotsford House.
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- Entrance to Abbotsford House, the Visitor Centre and the Gardens
- Audio tours on your device
The house where Sir Walter Scott lived in the Scottish Borders. Take a stroll through its magnificent gardens which he supposedly designed himself with the help of artists, architects and friends. See if you can spot the ‘Juliette’ balcony and ‘Rapunzel’ tower. See what inspired him and learn about his life on the banks of the River Tweed. Did you know he was a Judge, a poet, a novelist and a playwright.
Abbotsford House Opening Hours
Daily: 10:00 – 16:00
Interesting Facts About Abbotsford House
- Abbotsford House was built between 1817 and 1825 by Sir Walter Scott.
- Abbotsford House was built in a new style of architecture at the time, referred to today as Scots Baronial.
- Before Scott transformed the house in to what it now is, it was actually a small farm in disrepair called Cartleyhole, or as the locals called it, Clarty Hole!
- Sir Walter Scott was the first in the area to light a property entirely by gas!