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Abbotsford

Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ

Abbotsford

Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ

Abbotsford in the Scottish borders is the dramatic creation of Sir Walter Scott and from the deeply impressive baronial grand entrance hall to the glorious formal gardens, it’s a work of fabulous fantasy. Stroll through the armoury stacked with historic guns and swords including Scott’s own blunderbuss, lose yourself in reverie in the dining room where the writer passed away listening to the gentle ripple of the Tweed which it overlooks and tiptoe reventially into Scott’s study where 2000 rare books are housed and where he penned his famous novels. Beyond the crow-stepped gables, towers and turrets are the Walled Gardens where double herbaceous borders dazzle in summer and a little Orangery provides shady retreat from the sun. Potter around the fruit and vegetable beds and then cross the little bridge over the moat through a column of cloister arches into the pretty Morris Gardens.

Abbotsford also has a Self Catering and Garden:

The Hope Scott Wing (Self Catering Section)

Abbotsford (Garden Section)

Information on Abbotsford , Melrose

Opening Times: 1 Mar to 30 Sep, 10:00-17:00. 1 Oct to 30 Nov 10:00-16:00.
Admission: House & Grounds: Adult £8.75, Child £4.50, Family (2 adults + 3 children) £28.00. Concessions for Senior Citizens
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: 2 miles from Melrose, 1 mile from Galashiels. 35 miles from Edinburgh.
Facilities: Catering in Ochiltree's, Coaches welcome by prior arrangement, Full disabled access, Guided tours, Shop
Organisation(s): Historic Houses Association

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