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Abbotsford was the home of Walter Scott was the foremost literary figure of his day. Born in 1771, and outliving by the time of his death in 1832,

The entrance hall is full of military memorabilia including many items collected by Scott from the field of Waterloo.

Dominated by its splendid hand painted Chinese wall paper, the Drawing Room also houses some of the many items presented to Scott including a silver urn received from Lord Byron.

The Library at Abbotsford, consisting of over 9000 volumes, many of them extremely rare and priceless, remains as it was when Scott arranged the books originally. There is also A family Chapel and extensive grounds and gardens

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Abbotsford is just 2 miles from Melrose and is easily accessible From the roundabout on the A6091, take the B6360 where car and coach parking facilities can be found 1/4 mile on the left opposite the main entrance to Abbotsford.


10.05am 1035am and every 30 minutes until 17.40pm, arrives Galashiels Bus Station 1 hour 20 minutes later. Buses from Galashiels to Tweedbank depart at 25 minutes past the hour and 10 minutes to the hour (the latter until 3pm). Ask for Tweedbank and walk from the roundabout to Abbotsford (5 minutes).


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Address: Abbotsford, Melrose Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ, UK
Phone: +44 1896 752 043

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