Sir Walter Scott's home from 1817 until death, this is the mansion that he built and like his novels it quotes from history, too. Designed in the Scots baronial style, it has an entrance that mimics the porch at Linlithgow palace and a door from Edinburgh's tolbooth. Scott was a very keen souvenir hunter, scouring the land for artifacts associated with the historical characters he rendered into fiction. Hence, Abbotsford contains many relics and mementos - whether Rob Roy's sporran or a sword given to the Duke of Montrose by Charles I. Especially popular is Scott's small study, with writing desk and chair, where he penned some of his most famous works. There are also extensive gardens and grounds to visit, plus the private chapel, added after Scott's death.