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I’ve fallen in love with a building

In Museum [Insider], Museums, new content on April 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I think I might have fallen in love with a building I’ve never even visited. It’s the home of the novelist Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders – Abbotsford House.

Scott designed and built this place and worked here for much of his life. It’s undergoing a massive overhaul over the next two years, to restore parts of the historic structure and to build a new visitor reception centre nearby. I was researching it recently for an article on Museum [Insider] and ended up falling for the place.

Take a look at their website and you’ll see what I mean – tall towers with turrets, a cutesy walled garden and the most amazing study a writer could ever wish to work in.

And best of all is the news that when the upgrade to the building is complete in 2013 they will have turned some of the former private rooms into five-star self-catering accomodation, so you can go and stay there. Or, more precisely, I can go and stay there.

I’m booking as soon as they announce prices! Anyone want to come with me?

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