Arbroath Abbey, Arbroath

Arbroath Abbey, Arbroath

The magnificent, red-sandstone ruins of Arbroath Abbey, founded in 1178 by King William the Lion, dominate the town centre. It is thought that Bernard of Linton, the abbot here is the early 14th century, wrote the famous Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 asserting Scotland’s right to independence from England. You can climb to the top of one of the towers for a grand view over the town.

Arbroath Abbey is a must see on your Scotland tours.