Be inspired by Scott’s Abbotsford

While you are in the area, you may also want to visit Abbotsford House.

This grand house was the residence of novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott. Scott was by far the world’s most famous writer, inventing the genre of historical fiction and reintroducing tartan as we know it today to an international audience . When he died a huge memorial was built to him in the centre of Edinburgh and the city’s main station, Waverley, is named after one of his novels.

Scott was a kinsman of the Scott’s of Buccleuch and he spent time at Bowhill House, drawing much inspiration for his fiction from the landscape, people and stories of this area.