Lovely house with stunning gardens and scenery. The tour of the house is especially good because of the audio guide which works very well. All the facilities were in great condition. Highly recommended!
This had been on my "to do" list for a couple of years having heard much about the refurbishment and reopening in July 2013. We only had a few hours in which to have a very late lunch, explore the house, chapel and gardens (there are extensive grounds and I would suggest that one could easily spend a good part... 更多
Outstanding views of the house from the restaurant, Food first class although portions on the large size. Overall a marvellous property full of history with fantastic walks in the gardens. The renovations of the house have been tastefully done.
One of the most interesting visits we have made to a historic house. The audio guide really made it very special. Hearing the house described by an actor taking on the role of Sir Walter Scott was excellent. The guides were very good and absorbing. The one slight disappointment was that we were only able to see a limited number... 更多
Abbots ford has undergone quite a lot of redevelopment and the new look with Visitor centre and reconstructed gardens and walk make it a great experience, even if you don't know a lot about Walter Scott. Try the cafe restaurant on the first floor.
Nice site overlooking Melrose,former home of Sir Walter Scott, the site has a new ground floor museum and gift shop which is free of charge...access to the house and gardens is charged for.
Had visited before the visitor centre was built and enjoyed it, but it's so much better now. The visitor centre itself tells the story of Sir Walter Scott very well and has a restaurant, gift shop and excellent facilities. The house has a very good audio guide system where you can select which part you want to hear about. There... 更多
Previously visited only the gardens here as the house was closed, so delighted to be able to see around the whole place. Excellent audio guide system which allowed everyone to go around at their own pace using the headphones and electronic gadget which you pointed at various "magic eyes" throughout the house in order to hear the information about that... 更多
We spent a lovely day during the Easter holiday. The house has been beautifully restored. The audio tour is the best I have listened to - choose the option for you to be guided by Sir Walter Scott, I was nearly in tears at one point! The staff in the house were friendly and welcoming as indeed they were in... 更多
It was an amazing visit to the home of the man who turned round Scotland's fortunes in pre/Victorian peoples view. Well worth the visit and a great audio tour facility
Recently upgraded, they have a very good audio system to take round the house. Lots to see and learn about the famous writer who got into debt for the house and had to write his way out. Pleasant ground and riverside walk. The cafe in the visitors' centre is a bit pricey but the food and service is good.
The staff in the house and visitor centre were all delightful, chatty and helpful, and the audio tour of the house was informative and enabled me to see the exhibits at by own pace, listening again if I felt I had missed anything. I am inspired to read the novels again and learn more about Scott. The visitor centre was... 更多
We arrived in a snow storm but at once we were made welcome by the staff in the visitor centre.we were given the details for our visit. There is very interesting and educational exhibition adjacent to the desk and a very pleasant restaurant upstairs were we took shelter till the snow stopped. Our coffee and cakes were enjoyable served by... 更多