Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.
Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th-century novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels.
This year, the 250th anniversary of his birth, pay a virtual visit to his ‘conundrum castle’ on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels, from The Lady of the Lake to Ivanhoe, and a house built by - and for - the love of books.
The character tour offers listeners an opportunity to step back in time and explore the house with Sir Walter Scott himself as their guide. Full of wit, warmth and personality, this option offers you chance to get to know the history of the house as a home.
Length of experience: 36 minutes
Number of Stops: 19
Languages Available: English
Available on the following OS/Browser versions:
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- Android 5.1+ with Chrome v45+
- Chrome Desktop Browser v45+
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