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Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey Abbey Street, Arbroath DD11 1EG, Scotland
+44 1241 878756
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Arbroath Abbey is a testament to the dynamic piety of Scotland’s medieval monarchs. It was founded in 1178 by King William I ‘the Lion’ as a memorial to his childhood friend Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in 1170.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Arbroath Abbey Abbey Street, Arbroath DD11 1EG, Scotland
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"scottish history"
in 24 reviews
"declaration of independence"
in 18 reviews
"historic scotland"
in 19 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 31 reviews
"abbots house"
in 10 reviews
"lots of history"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 10 reviews
"information boards"
in 8 reviews
"great visit"
in 5 reviews
"entry fee"
in 4 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 4 reviews
"guide book"
in 6 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"great afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"interesting visit"
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Reviewed today

A wee day out in Arbroath, parking a plenty and it’s all free! Not much I could find to do other than the abbey which is partially standing but interesting all the same. It took us about 45 minutes to go round and back out...More

Thank Apickytourist
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love old ruins and this one is exceptional. The grounds are beautiful and the cemetery is also lovely. I accidentally came in through the back gate because the gardners we're there and I didn't even realize there was a guest center. I ended up...More

Thank kristinvic2ria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen many pictures of the Abbey over the years, but they do not truly represent what you see when you visit. Granted, the Abbey is a mere shell of what it once was, but what is left is still stunning. To walk around...More

Thank aab1177
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is argued that the Declaration of Arbroath heralded the beginnings of equality, independence and freedom in the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. The Abbey is massive and must have been an amazing place.

Thank Rodney H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was not too bothered about visiting this but that would of been a big mistake, it was really good and really reasonable to access

Thank Rosemary R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Abbey for the first time in over 20 years, it now has a great visitor centre and is still an amazing place to visit. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another of the many ruined abbeys of Scotland. Lots of information at the centre and certainly worth the visit.

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a day out on a recent weekend break and visited the centre and the Abbey. Parking is easy nearby and the centre offers a warm welcome. Good information and videos tell the story of the Abbey and its history including the return of...More

Thank Benderloch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brillt to see very interesting historically brilliant well worth the see local and well worth money.

Thank mcgonagle2
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Having taken a walk around Arbroath my friend and I came upon Arbroath Abbey and after a brief chat of shall we/shan't we visit... we did and we were not disappointed. We found information available throughout the Abbey giving an interesting in site into how...More

Thank Jan B
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