Abbotsford Garden - Melrose | Gardens | Britain's Finest


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The Gardens at Abbotsford is unmistakable in character; taken together, the format structures three open air 'rooms' intended to offer pleasant settings for the main house. The gardens you see today are still essentially Scott's work, however with specific adjustments by his relatives to adapt the space for the changing needs of the family.

What can guests enjoy at Abbotsford?

Go on your own adventure at Abbotsford with their family playtrail. Follow the path, complete the challenges then gather your ponies and storm the castle! Set inside beautiful forest neighboring the Visitor Center, their playtrail offers an enjoyment play experience for children of all ages and their families inside a novel characteristic setting.

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Dog/Pet friendly

Parking Available

Disabled Access

Facilities & Information


Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly




Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Garden Acreage: 6

Parkland Acreage: 115

Open Times: 1 Apr to 31 Oct, Mon to Sun, 10:00-17:00, Mar and Nov 10:00-16:00,

Price Details: Garden only: Adult £5.50, Concession £5.00 (Over-60s, students with valid ID), Children (Under 17) £3.00, Family Ticket £13.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)


01896 752043
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Melrose, Scottish Borders, MelroseTD6 9BQ, United Kingdom

Two miles from Melrose, 1 mile from Galashiels, Edinburgh approx 35 miles. Major routes A1, A68, A7.

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