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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 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!

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 days 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.

Thank Lolo W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed this visit! You start in a museum, where you get lots of background, then visit a viewing gallery with great views of the abbey. However, the best part was being able to actually walk through the ruins on our own, including climbing...More

Thank barbintoronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a return visit to Arbroath yesterday with my wife, and the first attraction we made a point of visiting was the Arbroath Abbey. Parking is not available at the Abbey itself, but there is a free car park nearby. Beware of the on street...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well looked after and well worth a visit The ruins are beautiful and gives you a glimpse of its former beauty

Thank Chadfy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this, but once you went through the shop there was little information about what we were looking at. An A4 sheet with a plan of the site would have been perfect, but the only option was a glossy booklet which I didn't want....More

Thank Ang01622
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you love ruins, and you are in this area it is worth a visit. pretty much a shell but the visitor center has some good history on the site. pretty much a shell, and there is also a marker for William the Lion (d...More

Thank world-gypsy-gal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fasinating couple of hours spent in Arbroath Abbey. Impressed that so much of it is still standing after all this time and that someone managed to construct such a large and complicated structure so long ago.

Thank 53JIm53
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It was interesting but did find the price a high for what it was I know they need fund for work on it but for a family it was a bit expensive sorry

Thank baligirl77
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Well worth a visit, so much more to see than I expected. I hope to go back again as I hadn't allowed enough time to do it justice. The weather was lovely which enhanced our experience. Shouldn't try to rush it so much to take...More

Thank Shepherdess02
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