ABBOTSFORD has received the highest tourism accolade as a five star ‘Historic House’ from VisitScotland, based on the quality of the experience being offered.
Following an extensive programme of restoration and refurbishment the house reopened this year.
Beverley Rutherford, head of communications, said: “We are thrilled that Abbotsford has been awarded five stars from VisitScotland and this is testimony to all who have supported us and to all who have worked on the rejuvenation of this iconic site.
“We see Abbotsford as the jewel in the Scottish Borders crown and we believe it will significantly contribute to the visitor experience and increasing visitor numbers across the region.”
Paula McDonald, VisitScotland’s regional director, said: “VisitScotland’s five-star award recognises world-class products and everyone in the Scottish Borders should be very proud this unique attraction is on their doorstep, ready to welcome the world in 2014 when Scotland hosts key events including the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup and the Homecoming Scotland events programme.”