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Arbroath Abbey

Abbey Street
DD11 1EG

Arbroath Abbey consists of the substantial ruins of a Tironensian monastery, founded by William the Lion in 1178 and intended as his own burial place.

Parts of the abbey church and domestic buildings remain, notably the gatehouse range and the abbot's house.

This was the scene of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, which asserted Scotland's independence from England.

A visitor centre provides an insight into the abbey's history, which includes an exhibition on the Declaration.

The shop features a range of local products made in Tayside.

This property is managed by Historic Scotland.

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Map of Arbroath Abbey


In Arbroath town centre on the A92.

Arbroath Abbey Postcode for SatNav: DD11 1EG


+44 (0)1241 878 756

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