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Arbroath Abbey

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

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Getting there

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

Cycle Routes
Site on the National Cycle Network

Public Transport
Regular trains to Arbroath. From Arbroath train station, walk 6 mins to Abroath Abbey.

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Facilities & access

Bicycle Rack Car Parking Disabled Toilets Display on History Reasonable Wheelchair Access Self Service Tea/Coffee Toilets Visitor Centre Accessible by Public Transport Children's Quiz available


Gravel paths and grassed areas allow access to most of the ground level of the abbey, (except the sacristy), and interpretation boards in the nave. There are displays on abbey life in the ground floor of the Abbot’s House, and on the declaration of Arbroath in the ground floor of the Gatehouse. Due to the turnpike stair, there is no disabled access to the upper floors of the Abbot’s House, Gatehouse range or South transept.

Visitors can enjoy the herb garden along the south wall of the abbey church.

The visitor centre provides a walk through audio-visual with a sound loop system. There is also a staff operated platform to enable disabled access to the upper viewing area.

Disabled parking is available adjacent to the visitor centre.

Wheelchair available.

Opening arrangements & costs
Month Days Times
1 April - 30 September Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
1 October - 31 March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Admission Prices

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

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission prices are subject to change. You will be charged the correct admission when buying your tickets on our official webstore


Tel 01241 878756

Events at Arbroath Abbey

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8 October 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Bolts and Bodkins

Edinburgh Castle

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