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Abbotsford House

| Abbotsford, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
+44 1896 752043
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Perhaps nowhere else in the world can evoke the power of the romantic past more than Abbotsford, stunningly located on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Abbotsford sits at the heart of the landscape that inspired the poetry and novels of its creator, Sir Walter Scott. Unlike the homes of other great writers, this is a house that the writer himself designed and as such uniquely embodies a physical representation of the Romantic Movement that he helped to create. When you touch the bricks and mortar of Abbotsford, you are touching the soul of Scott. Our new FREE to access Visitor Centre is home to a Stylish Restaurant, Gift Shop and Exhibition on the life and legacy of Sir Walter Scott.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Abbotsford, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the banks of river tweed the house of Walter Scott with its stunning gardens is a lovely place to visit a must if you are in the Scottish Borders full of history

Thank scotsmike1975
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came to visit Abbotsford to learn more about Sir Walter Scott. The first full view of the house as you enter the gardens is amazing. The house guides meet you and kit you out with earphones and clever point and click devices which tells...More

Thank OVERANOUT
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful review and the 5* rating. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Abbotsford. You really made the most of your day, diving into the history of Sir Walter and his conundrum castle! We very much hope...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The house very interesting re Walter Scott homely restaurant served tasty food we were able to book table for later after been around the house restaurant gets very busy and if you want second course there's a long wait for order to be taken we...More

Thank Aofnorth
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent visit to Abbotsford. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the house and enjoyed our shop. We are very sorry that your visit was slightly marred by your experience in our restaurant. Ochiltree's pride...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely house, grounds and setting. Price seemed a little steep but the audio tour was well worth it. 4 audios to choose from, I picked the one supposedly narrated by Scott. It was very entertaining and gave an insight into the man himself. My partner...More

Thank Shena Y
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit Shena. We're very happy to hear that you felt the audio tours you chose were informative as well as entertaining and enjoyed the variety. It would be lovely to welcome you both back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

With a 7 year old in tow it wasn't worth us paying to go inside the house. We opted for the exhibition, grounds and adventure park and had a great afternoon. The exhibition centre is full of information and artifacts and we thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank VoyagerScotland
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. It's great to hear that you were able to make the most of your afternoon around the estate. We would love to welcome you to the house next time as well, as we do have a dedicated children's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a weekend stay in the Hope Scott Wing of Abbotsford House on the occasion of our Daughters wedding at Caddonfoot Church and here at Abbotsford for the Marquee reception. What a fabulous place this was to stay. All of the immediate wedding party...More

Thank aitchclark
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this review; It's an absolute delight to hear how much you enjoyed your stay in the wing, even more so because of the happy occasion. The whole team would like to thank you for the incredible feedback during and after...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott is a superb country home on the banks of the Tweed and an absolutely must to visit if you are in the Borders. Abbotsford is beautifully explained and presented, starting with the custom built visitor centre which as...More

Thank stuffmatters
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed learning about Scott's life on your visit to Abbotsford and that you were able to make the most of every aspect of the estate. Our gardens team work...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. The visitor centre staff very friendly. The gardens are stunning and very colourful . The house itself very historic and beautiful. You can feel the history all around you. What a view you have of the river Tweed that you can make your...More

Thank Mary K
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review Mary. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and we will make sure to share your feedback with our visitor centre team. We would very much look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cosy house with some beautiful wood panelling, full of interesting bits and pieces. Above all, though, it helps appreciate an outstanding man - Sir Walter Scott - who comes across as far more than an ordinary novelist. The audio commentary and technology...More

Thank Richard B
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful review Richard! We're so happy that you were able to really dive into Scott's life and enjoyed your day out exploring Abbotsford and Melrose. We would very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Abbotsford House, Sir Walter Scott's old home, recently. It is set in extensive grounds midway between Melrose and Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. There is a large car park and a beautiful big visitor centre, which contains a good exhibition of Scott's artefacts,...More

Thank Richard W
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit Richard. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out at Abbotsford and were able to explore every aspect of the house, grounds as well as visitor centre and would...More

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emloue
30 May 2017|
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Response from louiedebounce | Reviewed this property |
Telephone no: 01896 - 75 20 43
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M1NX
2 May 2016|
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Response from EmmaMc72 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question regarding admission prices which I have posted below. They are on the website and we are taking steps to ensure navigation of the website is improved into the future. Admission House and gardens... More
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herries
20 October 2015|
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Response from Rustadm | Property representative |
Hi there, buses run pretty frequently, and there's also a shuttle service which can be booked in advance (as well as local taxis companies). I hope all the info. you need is on our website - inc. the relevant bus timetables... More
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