Arbroath

[Arbroath Abbey]

Forfar may be the capital of Angus but Arbroath is its largest town: in the far south-east of the region overlooking the North Sea. The biggest draw is the grand, ruined Abbey which in 1320 saw the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath: a document claiming and defending Scotland's independence. Less popular but worth visiting is the council-run Signal Tower Museum, telling the story of Arbroath's links with the coast. These two attractions are on either side of an attractive town centre and High Street: look out for Arbroath Smokies (smoked haddock) on sale, although they were actually first made in nearby Auchmithie.

[Arbroath Abbey]

Name: Arbroath ★☆☆
Location: G.R.: NO 643410 ///sang.rich.spring

[Stormy seas at Whiting Ness, on the east side of town]

Within walking distance

Name: Arbroath Abbey ★☆☆
Description: 12th century abbey with both intact and ruined parts, and an excellent visitor centre exhibition.
Location: Abbey Street, 5-min walk north from the centre, G.R.: NO 643413 ///risk.deep.unity
Open (2018): Daily
Cost (2018): £6 (adults), £3.60 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members

Name: Signal Tower Museum ★☆☆
Description: Museum with interesting displays about the Bell Rock Lighthouse and Arbroath's maritime history, housed in a former signal tower.
Location: Ladyloan, 10-min walk south-west from the centre, G.R.: NO 641405 ///lives.hoot.awards
Open (2018): Tuesday to Saturday
Cost: Free

>> see separate post for Walk: Arbroath to Auchmithie - Smokie coast ★☆☆

[Wild seas on the coast path between Arbroath and Auchmithie]

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