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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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Abbey Street, Arbroath DD11 1EG, Scotland
+44 1241 878756
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing site in what must have been a marvellous spectacle in its time as it doesn’t fail to impress even after all this time.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The abbey is at the top of the town and is visible for miles, in fact it was used as a navigation aid for sailors. Parking is available on the streets nearby or in front of the visitor's centre. The site is mostly flat with...More

2  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our first visit was in March, but there is such a lot of history here, it's hard to take it all in in one visit, hence our return. Inside the Visitor Centre there is a small exhibition and well stocked gift shop. The exhibition may...More

Thank Yvedurham
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A huge old Abby in the middle of town. There is a gift shop and interpretive center. Overall, very nice.

Thank TeG85
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

To see the architecture and understand a little more about the significance of this building is awesome.

Thank 10Keith2013
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a must see if you enjoy history. This Abbey is where Scotland started! It is home of the Declaration of Arbroath. America's Declaration of Independence is based on it.

Thank NOHillary2016
Reviewed 21 September 2017

First time I was there it was in 2009, since then they moved forward and before visiting the ruins you can get to know scottish history..

Thank patrycja_n87
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Much of the abbey is gone. However, there is still enough to enjoy and envision what it was like to live and work on the grounds. It is located next to a large graveyard with some very interesting poems and verses engraved on the stones.

Thank epique
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A beautiful view of some important Scottish history take the guided tour to hear all of the historical documentation

1  Thank sandy r
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Brilliant ruins, Informative museum and display with a quick video introduction. What a pity we couldn't get into all of the buildings, but what there is, is spectacular if you have the ability to imagine it all complete. Loved the undercroft of the Abbots House...More

Thank bobJ5472DS
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