AbbotsfordThe Home of Sir Walter Scott

Guests can enjoy free admission to the Historic House and Walled Gardens as well as a discounted rate for private tours of £14 per person.

Enjoy free admission to Abbotsford's historic house from March to December and a 10% discount in our shop and café.

Wander through Scott’s study, where his books changed the world, marvel at his magnificent library with its richly carved ceiling, and admire his eclectic and world-class collection of arms, armour and curiosities, aided by our free audio tour.

Your party will also have exclusive afterhours access to Abbotsford's beautiful Walled Gardens and free admission to events taking place during your stay. 

Hope Scott Wing guests can pre-book private guided tours or talks with a local expert, which can be tailored to your party’s interests. You can request a themed tour with one of our brilliant volunteer guides, perhaps focussing on Scott’s poems and novels or the architecture of the building.

Subject to availability, these private and bespoke group tours can be requested outwith Abbotsford’s public opening hours, allowing your party to have exclusive access to the house.

During the winter, the house is closed to the public as we run an extensive programme of maintenance and conservation work across the historic interiors. However, prearranged 'behind the scenes' tours of this work in progress may also be possible if booked in advance. 

For further information or to book one of these tours please contact us on 01896 752 043 or email us at

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