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Sir Walter Scott's 'conundrum castle' reopened

4 July 2013 Last updated at 23:13 BST

Author Sir Walter Scott's former home in the Scottish Borders has undergone a £12 million restoration programme and has been officially opened by the Queen.

Abbotsford House is where the author lived and wrote the Waverly novels including his famous work Ivanhoe.

Will Gompertz reports.