Things to see and do - Arbroath
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This fishing port is famous for its abbey and its "smokies" - tasty smoked haddock. The abbey was founded in 1178 and it was here that the Declaration of Arbroath was drawn up and signed on 6 April 1320, affirming Scotland's independence. Dr Johnson described the abbey buildings as "fragments of magnificence".
Tourist attractions Arbroath : Things to see and do
The abbey was founded by William the Lion (1143-1214) in 1178 on his return from captivity, in memory of his childhood friend, Thomas Beckett, who had been murdered in Canterbury Cathedral eight years previously. The building was completed in 1233. A..
This attractively laid out local museum is located in an elegant series of Regency buildings. It stands at the foot of the signal tower erected to communicate with the Bell Rock lighthouse built by Robert Stevenson in 1811, 20 km to the southeast. Th..
The museum houses a major collection of Paleochristian archeology. The art of the Picts is well illustrated by the Drosten stone (no 1), a stone with a cross and animals sculpted on the front with symbols on the back. A red sandstone hewn cross (no 7..
32 Main St GB - DD11 5RN Inverkeilor
Long-standing, passionately run restaurant with stone walls, open fires and exposed beams. The wife oversees the service and the husband and son are in the kitchen. The concise menu lists carefully prepared classic dishes which use local seasonal pro..