Sir Walter Scott is buried in Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland.
Tomb of Walter Scott
Scott spent his last days at his house in
Abbotsford, Roxburghs. He requested to be moved to the dining room in order to have a clear view of his beloved River
Tweed from the window.
died on the 21 September 1832 and was buried in the already derelict
Dryburgh Abbey - a spot he identified at an early age as his resting place.
wrote most his poetry during the period 1805-1813 including The Lay of the Last
Minstrel, Marmion and The Lord of the Isles. From 1813 onwards Scott
turned his attention to novel writing.
In 1813 Scott refused the offer of the Laureateship, and
recommended instead Robert Southey for the honour.
In 1826 John Ballantyne & Co - a printing and publishing company of which he was
a partner - went bankrupt. Scott shouldered much of the £114,000 debt and had to
work frantically to repay the money. The stress was thought to have contributed to
his death in 1832.
Scott is also commemorated in Clovenfords, Selkirk, Smailholm, Edinburgh and
in 'Poets' Corner', Westminster Abbey
|O, young Lochinvar is come
out of the west,
|Through all the wide Border
his steed was the best;
|And save his good
broadsword he weapons had none,
|He rode all unarmed, and he