We offer free parking for cars, coaches as well as bicycles in the Visitor Centre car park.
For information about accessibility at Abbotsford and to arrange assistance, please refer to our Accessibility section.
Train services from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank, roughly a mile from Abbotsford, run 7 days a week and take just under an hour. Both, Tweedbank Station as well as the earlier stop at Galashiels Interchange, are served by the ‘Border Weaver’ bus service, taking only minutes and dropping off outside our Visitor Centre. Please check the schedule (2016 mid-week schedule applies for 2017, weekend schedule tba) to plan your journey. Alternative bus services stop at the Tweedbank roundabout, a short stroll from Abbotsford.
Walking and cycle routes are easy alternatives, with the walk from Tweedbank Station taking only 20 minutes. For a scenic riverside walk, you can take the Borders Abbeys Way.
Bus services run from Edinburgh to Carlisle via Galashiels, taking just under 1.5 hours. Visitors can transfer to local buses as well as the 'Border Weaver' service at Galashiels Bus Station. Several local bus routes stop at Galafoot Bridge, 10 minutes walking distance via a public footpath to Abbotsford.
Abbotsford offers a fantastic network of paths across the 120 acre estate, many of which also connect with walking routes around Abbotsford. Take a stroll through Scott’s planted woodlands, walk alongside the Tweed and discover hidden pathways and views which inspired Scott’s imagination with the maps in our Estate section.
The Borders Abbeys Way also passes alongside the Visitor Centre and walkers using this route are welcome to use the facilities. Public lockers are also available for bags and boots. More information about the Borders Abbeys Way and free route leaflets are available via the Scottish Borders council.