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Abbotsford House

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Perhaps nowhere else in the world can evoke the power of the romantic past more than Abbotsford, stunningly located on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Abbotsford sits at the heart of the landscape that inspired the poetry and...more
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| Abbotsford, Melrose TD6 9BQ, Scotland
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cannot comment on the interior of the house, as I did not go in; but the grounds are lovely, you can get right up to the house to take a few pics and the marked walks great; also, the grounds are open even when the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bill p
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old fashioned word to describe the many lovely experiences that Abbotsford gives. Walks along the Tweed and round the gardens, lovely views and the fascinating house with the guided tour. Service by everyone was great for our visit. The staf couldn't do enough and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ruth1994
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review Ruth. We're delighted to hear that you had such a good time at Abbotsford and will make sure to forward your comments to the staff and volunteers. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house amid subbing scenery. Interesting tour and history of both the house and Sir Walter Scott

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mattontwowheels
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comments Matt. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time at Abbotsford and would very much look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really interesting. Staff very friendly and helpful in both house and visitor centre. Cafe great.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 510heathero
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We're so happy to hear you had a good time and would very much look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing the house just as Scott had lived in it, and with only discreet interpretation (no intrusive room guides, just a folder of useful information, and audio-guides for those who want them). We were a bit disappointed that only the ground floor is open,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda M
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review Linda. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Abbotsford and that you were able to explore so much of our offer. Your entry ticket is valid for an entire year, and it would be wonderful...More

Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

First visit to Abbotsford as new to the area. Hoped it would be somewhere we would come often but we didn’t have the best experience today! Barely left the car park before both myself and little one walked through awful dog mess (in the grass...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gemma C
AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit Gemma. We're very sorry to hear you encountered a number of issues during your visit. Your concerns are very valid and have been forwarded to our Estate Team. The team and a number of Estate...More

Reviewed 19 January 2019

We were great fans of Abbotsford when it first opened...the restaurant/cafe was excellent. It’s a while since we’d been though and decided to give it a go mid afternoon. We were shown to a table, left menus and then had to wait a good ten...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Ochiltree's café - we appreciate all feedback and have forwarded your comments to the appropriate departments. Please see their response below: Thank you for your feedback about Ochiltree's and please accept my...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Took our dogs for a walk on the new paths around Abbotford and a great walk was had by us all. Paths are well laid out and the visitor center and Ochiltree coffee shop is well worth a visit. The dogs loved it and have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're delighted to hear that you and your dogs enjoyed the visit to Abbotsford and we would very much look forward to welcoming you many more times.

Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

In the interests of full disclosure, we are not Sir Walter Scott fans and given we visited with a dog we did not visit the house. Arrived for lunch and very dog friendly cafe and we decided to sit outside as we don’t think dogs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Abbotsford. We're very sorry to hear that a number of issues took away from your experience on the day and these have been raised with the relevant departments. While there are bins...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We visited Abbotsford House on an open day. We stay nearby but we’re a bit embarrassed that we’d never visited this grand house that was on our doorstep! Situated between Galashiels and Melrose it’s a 20 min walk if you’re arriving by train at Tweedbank....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AbbotsfordScott, Public Relations Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review; we're delighted to hear that you discovered a gem on your doorstep thanks to our open day! It would be wonderful to welcome you many more times in the future.

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gingerningerone
23 July 2018|
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Response from DonPaulo | Reviewed this property |
The price for guests 60 and over is 10 Pounds instead of the normal 11.
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Joan B
27 March 2018|
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Response from AbbotsfordScott | Property representative |
Hello Joan, Thanks for your question. Abbotsford is open from 10am to 4pm 7 days a week during March. From the Easter weekend onwards until October, we are open 10am to 5pm 7 days a week. You can also find further visitor... More
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BazNorthyorks
7 November 2017|
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Response from nicholasfI7659MO | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I was there for noon and it probably had been open a while; think it shut shop around 4-5pm; best check their website
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