Arbroath Abbey Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey

Abbey Street, Arbroath, DD11 1EG, United Kingdom | 01241 878 756 | Website

Venue Description

The Visitor Centre (including exhibition) and Grounds are open. The Abbey remains closed while high-level conservation works take place. Read the Declaration of Arbroath in the abbey from which Scotland's nobility proclaimed their independence from England in 1320. Or listen to your voice in the sacristy which has one of the longest echoes in the country. It once rang with the clamour of "lunatics" incarcerated here, The abbey was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion, who was buried here. 1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily, 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) 1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm Advance booking required.


Approach to site Approach to site is about 20m on a paved path. Visitor centre The visitor centre has step-free access and a platform lift to the first floor. There are large viewing windows and a virtual reconstruction of the abbey with an induction loop. Monument Most of the Abbey is relatively level with grass and gravel surfaces. The nave and cloister have step-free access. The sacristy has two stone steps down into it. The lower gatehouse range has an audio-visual display with ramped access. The abbot’s house displays are reached via a stone spiral stair on several levels with a handrail from the first floor. The ground floor is accessed down a narrow ramp.

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There is an adapted toilet on site.


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  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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