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Witch Corner

  • Opening Times

  • January to March

    10am-4pm
    Last Entry 3pm

  • April to October

    10am-5pm
    Last Entry 4pm

  • November & December

    10am-4pm
    Last Entry 3pm

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Your Adventure Starts Here

Explore a wild-wood glen full of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite stories and their mischievous creatures, and enjoy twelve story stops, show-stopping sculptures and interactive content for all ages in a woodland trail full of supernatural surprises.

Prices

Witch Corner is open every day 10am- 4pm (last entry 3pm).

Choose from day tickets and annual tickets. Adult and family annual tickets include a year's free parking at Abbotsford, so you can enjoy a year of idyllic woodland and riverside walks and access to our cafe and shop alongside returning to the magic of Witch Corner. All day tickets can be upgraded to annual tickets on site at Abbotsford within 3 weeks of your first visit to Witch Corner. Witch Corner is free to Friends of Abbotsford.

  DAY TICKET
    With Gift Aid*

Child 

under 3s

FREE FREE

Child

3 years and over

£5.50 £6.05
Adult £5.50 £6.05

Family

2 adults & 2 children

£21.00 £23.10
  ANNUAL TICKET
    Upgrade from day ticket

Child 

under 3s

FREE FREE

Child

3 years and over

£11.00 £5.50

Adult

£13.00

includes annual parking pass

£7.50

Family

2 adults & 2 children

£44.00

includes annual parking pass
£23.00

BOOK TICKETS

*If you can Gift Aid your ticket, HMRC will give us an extra 25% on top of your kind donation, in lieu of tax you have already paid. All of this money goes directly to the work of the Abbotsford Trust. Day tickets only qualify for Gift Aid when they include an additional donation of at least 10%, as included in our Gift Aid prices above. Annual tickets can include Gift Aid without additional donation. Find out more about Gift Aid at gov.uk.

FAQs

Witch Corner is a folklore-themed sculpture trail with twelve stops. It also includes a play area and Witch’s Cottage. Younger visitors can enjoy completing the Activity Booklet, solving the clues and completing the activities at each story stop. More in-depth information on each legend or folktale is available through the Abbotsford app which also includes a quiz and a Curator’s Cauldron audio guide to allow older children and adults the opportunity to explore the secrets behind the stories used in the Trail. 

Witch Corner is a sculpture trail inspired by Scottish legends and folklore and is suitable for all ages. Our activity booklet and play equipment is primarily aimed at 3- 11 year olds, although under 7s may require parental help with the activity booklet. Our booklet is best completed as an enjoyable family experience. Our app includes further information, a quiz, and a Curator’s Cauldron audio guide to allow older children and adults the opportunity to explore the secrets behind the stories used in the Trail.

Children aged 2 and under are admitted free of charge, everyone aged 3 and over will require a ticket. 

Dogs are very welcome but we ask that they are kept on short leads, away from the sculptures and that any mess is cleaned up. Bins are provided throughout the Abbotsford estate. 

If you have purchased an adult annual ticket you will receive a parking pass to put in your car on arrival at Witch Corner. We will also take details of your number plate on the day, so there’s no need to put the pass in the car before starting the trail. 

A visit to Witch Corner will take approximately 1 hour. Don’t forget you can also enjoy Abbotsford’s estate walks, café, visitor centre, house and gardens whilst you’re here.  

Tickets and booklets can be collected from Abbotsford’s Visitor Centre. 

Yes, Witch Corner is buggy and wheelchair accessible. However, it does include some steep sections due to a natural slope. It is possible to exit the trail before the slope. 

The trail is outdoors, so we recommend comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and shoes. We also encourage dressing up to complete the trail! 

No, annual tickets are to be used by the same individuals. We will take a photo of you when you buy or pick up your annual ticket on arrival which will be linked to your ticket on our system.

We operate a 24 hour cancellation notice. If you need to cancel within 24 hours of your booking, we will happily rearrange your visit for another time. 

For health and safety reasons, Witch Corner may need to close in high winds or other severe weather. Please check our website or Facebook page for closure announcements before travelling if severe weather is forecast.