Abbotsford Grounds

Walking Route

Abbotsford Grounds


A pleasant circular route around Abbotsford’s grounds, home of Sir Walter Scott. His estate is one of the most significant designed landscapes in Scotland, laid out between 1811 and 1825.

Many of the paths through Abbotsford are just as Scott designed and laid out in late Georgian times.

1.5mi / 2km
Total climb:
262ft / 80m
Total descent:
262ft / 80m
Difficulty notes:
Grassy paths and tracks, ground can be muddy after rain, boots or walking shoes recommended
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What you'll see

Abbotsford - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The extraordinary home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, the man who gave us the historical novel, popularised tartan & rediscovered Scotland’s Crown Jewels.