25,000 visit Abbotsford House

Almost 25,000 people have visited Sir Walter Scott's former home in the Scottish Borders since it re-opened at the start of July.

Abbotsford Trust "delighted" with visitor numbers

“Scott left a huge global cultural and literary legacy and we’re delighted that the newly transformed Abbotsford is rekindling an interest in this great man.

"While we have always believed in the potential of Abbotsford and Sir Walter Scott to attract visitors to the region, these visitor figures have surpassed even our expectations and it’s heartening to see people from so many different countries, including the emerging markets of India and China, being drawn to this special place.

"We’re extremely pleased that this new chapter in Abbotsford’s life has been so warmly welcomed, bringing new people to enjoy not just Abbotsford but, we hope, other towns and attractions in the local area too.”

– Jason Dyer, Chief Executive, The Abbotsford Trust

Huge visitor numbers for Abbotsford House

Abbotsford House in the Scottish Borders Credit: ITV News Border

Almost 25,000 people have visited Sir Walter Scott's former home in the Scottish Borders since it re-opened at the start of July.

Her Majesty The Queen opened Abottsford House following a £12 million restoration project lasting five years.

An additional 21,000 visited the gardens and Visitor Centre in the months leading up to the re-opening, which amounts to around 46,000 visitors for the year so far.

The majority of the visitors were from Scotland and England, but people came from as far afield as India and China.

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