ToursThe Home of Sir Walter Scott

Learn more about Abbotsford and Scott by enjoying one of our guided tours.

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.

Alternatively, you may like an exclusive curatorial tour around the house with Abbotsford’s Collections and Interpretation Manager, or you can invite her to join you in the luxurious comfort of the Wing and listen to one of her fascinating talks on Scott, Abbotsford and our astounding collections.

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

Gin Tasting

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Fine Dining

Sit back, relax and enjoy fine dining, served up by our professional caterers. The Hope Scott Wing ...

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Hot Tub Hire

Relax and unwind during your stay at Abbotsford by hiring our 6 person hot tub. Extension for hot t...

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House Keeping

Enjoy a well-deserved break from all household duties with one of the Hope Scott Wing's luxury house...

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Outdoor Pursuits

Let us organise bespoke activities for you to enjoy during your stay. We have teamed up with local ...

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Enjoy free admission to Abbotsford's historic house. Wander through Scott’s study, where his ...

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