Situated on the South bank of the River Tweed, and created almost 200 years ago, Abbotsford The Home Of Sir Walter Scott is a historic country house that was the former residence of poet and historical novelist, Sir Walter Scott. The house is home to a treasure trove of unusual artefacts and intriguing objects which inspired the greatest poems and novels by Scott. Vistors to the site can explore the life and achievements of the poet, and admire the beauty of the formal gardens and woodlands surrounding the home. Facilities at the site include a gift shop and an on-site cafe. The home is open daily all year round, from 10:00 to 17:00.