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Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey is famous for its association with the Declaration of Arbroath.

Arbroath Abbey

New for 2014  - A new display tells the story of the day the Stone of Destiny came to the abbey in 1951. New interpretation panels also explore potential links between the Declaration of Arbroath and the American Declaration of Independence.

Founded in 1178 for monks of the Tironensian order by King William the Lion, Arbroath Abbey is famous in Scottish history for its association with the Declaration of Arbroath, in which Scotland’s nobles swore their independence from England.


The west front - an impressive example of a twin-towered church façade.

The abbot’s house - one of the most complete abbot’s residences in Britain.

The ‘Round O’ - a famous local landmark.

A marble effigy thought to represent William ‘the Lion’.
Green Tourism Award - Gold


Region – Perthshire, Kinross and Angus
Postcode: DD11 1EG

Opening arrangements

1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 5.30pm

1 October - 31 March , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Events at Arbroath Abbey

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The Nation // Live

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