Join us in 2022 as Scotland celebrates the 250th anniversary of one of its most famous sons, Sir Walter Scott. Nobody has done more to give a nation a sense of itself. Visit Abbotsford & meet the real man behind the monument, whose imagination, integrity and patriotism shaped the Scotland of today.

Join us as Abbotsford takes part in Visit Scotland's themed year for 2022 - Scotland's Year of Stories. Where better to start your storytelling journey than at Abbotsford, Scott's "conundrum castle", an iconic monument to the 19th century poet and novelist.

About Abbotsford

Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is situated on the banks of the River Tweed in the beautiful Scottish Borders. In 2021 & 2022 Scotland celebrates Scott's 250th anniversary, the ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote, rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels and, through a string of best-selling books that dominated the 19th century, changed how the world saw Scotland and Scotland saw itself.

Visitors can learn about Scott's life & achievements with guided & self-guided tours of the historic house and gardens, browse the exhibition, shop for souvenirs in the gift shop, dine in the cafe, stay in 5-star accommodation or simply relax as they wander through the beautiful walled gardens and estate. They can also view relics belonging to St. John Henry Newman in the chapel.


The experiences can be tailored. Contact us for more information.

The Sir Walter Scott Experience

Price: 19

Capacity: 7 to 35 people

Duration: 2 Hours

Availability: March - December

The Writer's Tale - Tales from the South of Scotland

Price: 19

Capacity: 7 to 35 people

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Availability: All year round