Abbotsford was Sir Walter Scott’s creation and, after his death in 1832, somewhere visited by millions. It was built on the proceeds of a phenomenally successful literary career, and Scott became determined to keep it in his family as he worked to pay off huge debts after near-bankruptcy in 1825. Scott's novels were key in rehabilitating the Jacobites and sparking the Victorian interest in the Highland clans. The collections contain many items reputedly owned by Jacobites including Prince Charles Edward and Rob Roy.


Opening hours. Admission charge. Café, visitor centre, parking, shop. Estate walks and trails.



Tel: +44 (0)1896 752043

Area of interest
1715 1745 Clans