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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 yesterday

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 6 days ago

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

1  Thank sandy r
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

An ideal place to visit for adults and children alike. It is steeped in history. The staff are a great help and nothing too much trouble when it came to asking questions. Thanks for a lovely time in your museum

Thank scowal25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited the Arbroath Abbey on several occasions before and can never get tired of enriching history the abbey offers. while your in the abbey it's worth having a look around the kirkyard not far from the abbey its self there is a grave of...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I took a wee drive to Arbroath from Inverness to visit St Vigean's Museum (Open Day), and decided to pop in past the Abbey on our way (we're members of Historic Scotland). The staff member on admissions that we spoke to (6th...More

1  Thank Angebugh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The abbey itself is impressive despite being ruin. The Scottish history section of the museum is excellent. Best bit, parts of the Declaration of Arbroath.

1  Thank achisholm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this abbey on two separate occasion. The staff is extremely helpful and informative. The history is remarkable, after my first visit I read several articles and returned with a whole new appreciation for the site. One of my favorite places in Scotland

1  Thank mbarr954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building holds incredible history which was a complete surprise...our family loved the interactive displays -and the Abbey itself was spectacular...well worth the visit!

1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit and learn of local history. Children can borrow historical costumes. I had fun watching "monks" wandering the Abbey while we were visiting.

2  Thank Lolo W
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