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Address: Arbroath Abbey Abbey Street, Arbroath DD11 1EG, Scotland
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+44 1241 878756
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Arbroath Abbey is a testament to the dynamic piety of Scotland’s medieval...

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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This is a fun historical place to be with teenagers learning about local history. My little brother loves coming here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chazz0554
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun historical place to be with teenagers learning about local history. My little brother loves coming here.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We landed at the Abbey several times as we were looking for our B and B and then again at dinner. The next morning we decided to take the time to poke around and enjoy this historic site. The cemetery sets the stage and the ruins were amazing with a king buried in the middle of of it all. The... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

An Amazing place filled with Scottish history. Beautiful to see. You can go inside some parts of it. You will learn about the Declaration of Arbroath where Scotland started. It is also the document the American Declaration of Independence was based on.

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Thank NOHillary2016
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited Arbroath Abbey on a cold February day. Myself and two grandchildren seeking something interesting..and that is what we got. From the informative and inviting welcome at the front desk we spent a pleasant afternoon exploring. And when we failed to find the room with the echo we yet again got help and encouragement. We often overlook visitor attractions... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The gentleman who greeted us at the visitors' centre was very helpful and clearly proud of the site. The Centre itself is very good at covering the history of the Abbey, it's rise, major events and downfall, plus some unexpected modern day twists we hadn't made the connection on. Wandering around the ruins themselves is very pleasant, and we enjoyed... More 

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Thank NancyLTG
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have been here plenty of times as my boys have been growing up but best visit was when I had my wedding photos done inside abbey lovely backdrop and staff were brilliant even open the front gates for us

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Thank shona c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Brings local and Scottish history to life so many interesting interactive exhibits telling the story of the Abbey and its important place in history.

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Thank Keith S
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are interested in Scottish History then a visit to Arbroath Abbey is a must . This was the site of the signing of the historical Declaration of Independace for Scotland by King Robert the Bruce. There is now a visitors centre attached to the Abbey where you can get loads of information which to the enthusiast is a... More 

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Thank Dunc1949
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

amazing is all I can say took some brilliant pictures brought the family along, and my youngest gradaughter Eliza was just mesmerised as it was her first time there, with the knowledge I know of the toon it was a very great experience

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Arbroath Abbey was not high on my Scotland list- but it succeeded all expectations. It is well maintained, extensive and has a great history. Plenty of things to see and not too busy either. Worth the time and money! Highly recommended :)

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