Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, upon which he lavished his earnings, and where he lived in seigneurial style, is an irregular, many-turreted building situated three miles from Melrose on the sloping bank of the Tweed. Sir Walter himself converted it from a farmhouse into a chateau, and his descendants preserve it as a museum of personal and national relics. The great author's apartments remain just as they were left when he died. Here may be seen some interesting memorials of the Stuart period, and a fine bust of Scott by Chantrey.