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Good Morning Friends,

Welcome to Abbotsford Hall, the home of the celebrated writer Sir Walter Scott. This imposing gateway is symbolic of the magnificence of the house. I liked the idea that these huge gates were thrust open to welcome us in. I will show a more detailed photograph of the house as a w/s.

It's owner, Sir Walter Scott, is famous for his internationally acclaimed novels and poetry but, in his lifetime, he was renown for another event; the recovery of the Crown Jewels.

Scott's fame grew as his novels, his explorations and interpretations of Scottish history and society captured popular imagination. Impressed by this, the Prince Regent (the future George IV) gave Scott permission to search for the fabled but long-lost Crown Jewels ("Honours of Scotland"), which had been squirrelled away during the unsettled times of Cromwell and had last been used to crown Charles II. In 1818, Scott and a small team of military men unearthed the honours from the depths of Edinburgh Castle. A grateful Prince Regent granted Scott the title of baronet. Later, after George's accession to the throne, the city council of Edinburgh invited Scott, at the King's behest, to stage-manage the visit of King George IV to Scotland.

He was a very famous man!

I love a bit of history and theses old houses help to recreate the times.

The photograph was taken during a most enjoyable TE get-together in the Scottish Borders.

Have a good day, Bev :-)

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