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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%
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Arbroath Abbey Abbey Street, Arbroath DD11 1EG, Scotland
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+44 1241 878756
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"scottish history"
in 25 reviews
"declaration of independence"
in 18 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 31 reviews
"historic scotland"
in 19 reviews
"abbots house"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 10 reviews
"lots of history"
in 7 reviews
"information boards"
in 8 reviews
"great visit"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 4 reviews
"guide book"
in 6 reviews
"informative museum"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 7 reviews
"staff member"
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"scones"
in 5 reviews
"ruins"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Abbey is a 'must see' for its historical significance. King William I of Scotland is buried here (there is a gravestone) but its history is intertwined with the origins of Scotland itself. There is an interesting and informative exhibition. It is a large site....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey is a beautiful ruin to roam around. Make sure you open all of the doors because some lead to lovely rooms that you would not otherwise happen upon. The history is remarkable and there is a lot to learn there. It is in...More

Thank Heidi D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to see the history of the Abbey and relating to the monks who were there. Also the significance of the Round O to ship navigation.

Thank Blair D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be one of the most significant places in Scottish history. The physical remains are spectacular and so well maintained. The grounds were being tidied whilst we were there. The informative and entertaining manner in which the Declaration is described are so interesting. This...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Price to look around is reasonable. The initial information and timeline does seem to repeat itself, but there are some interesting artefacts, a model of what it would have been like and a short video to watch before walking the grounds and going in some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Preservation and stone quality impressive, history is well recorded and presented. Reasonable fee, good signage and posters throughout.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really well interpreted historical site. Visitor information/museum is full of information and very interesting. can spend several hours here, or take a quick walk through. Staff very helpful

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Visited with a friend from England and he was most impressed that we have so much history in our town. The Abbey is a very impressive place to visit

Thank Cathul
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Arbroath Abby with great expectations. They were almost fully met. In comparison to the other attractions on the Castle Pass, it was not our highlight, but it was interesting. It has a solemn air about it and the scale was breath taking. The...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

I need 100 words to submit a review but as we only visited the exterior of this beautiful building I cannot comment further than to say it looked stunning against the blue sky

Thank Vee M
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