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Arbroath Abbey

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Arbroath Abbey
Abbey Street
DD11 1EG
Telephone 01241 878756
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For almost 400 years Arbroath Abbey was one of the grandest monasteries in Scotland. Founded in 1178 by King William I, ‘the Lion’, in memory of the martyr Thomas Becket, the abbey is famous in history for its association with the Declaration of Arbroath, in which Scotland’s nobles swore their independence from England.

The visitor centre tells the story of the abbey and a new display relates how the Stone of Destiny came to the abbey in 1951. New interpretation panels also explore potential links between the Declaration of Arbroath and the American Declaration of Independence.

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