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  • kpot
    United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a beautifull day walking the dog on the beach. Fully recommend a good stroll , weather couldn't have been any better.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Red
    Stockport, UK470 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Abbey was founded in 1178 by King William I of Scotland and consecrated in 1197, dedicated to St Thomas Beckett who had been an Archbishop of Canterbury. Williams grave is here though he doesn't sound like much of a Scottish hero. After trying to invade England he got captured and then exchanged his freedom for acknowleding King Henry II as his superior and even agreed to pay for the English occupation by taxing the Scots. There is a lot of scaffolding but it's still worth a wander around the ruins. The exhibition rooms and artefacts on display are very good. There is a replica of the Stone of Scone, the original of which was left at the Abbey in 1951 after being stolen and broken by students. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable and said that it's rumoured that the stone is merely the lid of a medieval toilet! I hope not. A lot is made of what is now being called The declaration of Arbroath. What a load of nonsense that is. It was just a letter to the Pope to try and get the excommunication of the murderer Robert Bruce reversed. It was never called a declaration until hundreds of years later probably for a bit of a publicity. The letter even boasts of completely destroying the Picts which is not something to be proud of. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • CE.
    Ferryhill, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely tower well worth a visit, then follow on with a boat trip the the actual bell tower. Amazing views of the rocks on way back.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • tayport
    scotland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach. Very peaceful and lovely walk down a steep hill. We parked in village behind the restaurant. Would recommend!
    Written October 30, 2023
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  • Red
    Stockport, UK470 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on our way to Arbroath Abbey so called in to see this historic house. We could only see it from the outside but there is limited opening for tours at certain times of the year. It's now an important arts centre but originally there was a leprosy and plague hospital on the site founded in the 13th century by monks from the abbey. Several generations of the Fraser family later owned it and did substantial work and renovations. It's a beautiful Gothic house and there is a garden though not much in it at the moment but I'm sure the enthusiastic gardeners we saw will soon be transforming it. The Eduardo Paolozzi sculpture is very interesting. There's also a lovely cafe.
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • Mrs E
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful little museum with breathtaking Pictish Stones. Some outstanding carved stones with intriguing symbols and patterns. The displays are great, too, very informative and well thought through and put the story of the Picts into the wider historic context. Fiona is a star! She was not only super welcoming and friendly, but also talked us through the collection and later, we had some fruitful discussion about Pictish symbols. You can clearly tell she loves her subject! A must thing-to-do if you are in the area, and certainly well worth a detour if you interested in Pictish Stones or history in general. Highly recommended
    Written November 3, 2023
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  • Lynn M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning, what a view of Arbroath from the cliffs. Wonderful walk even on a windy day. Great place for walking!
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Sarah
    Cramlington, UK92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent park with plenty for the kids to do. Great little paddling pool aswel. Great coffee from the coffee bar too!
    Written July 23, 2023
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  • Colin S
    Arbroath, UK31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to have a wander. Some decent restaurants and pubs nearby. Great when it's sunny, awesome when it's stormy.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Shirley S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place for Christmas shopping. I was able to get advice and gift suggestions from the very knowledgeable and friendly staff. They gift wrapped my purchases beautifully. They have a range of locally sourced gifts to compliment their gins too. I got some lovely locally produced Christmas room spray. I also stocked up on my favourite coffee rum as a wee gift for myself.
    Written September 6, 2023
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  • 257
    Scotland, UK474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We normally attend the Christmas Panto in Aberdeen. However, given the price of tickets, transport etc we decided to go a bit more local.
    Panto itself was great. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Bar doesn't open until 12 pm so we couldn't enjoy a festive prosecco.

    *We're not from arbroath, so we didn't really know where to park. We opted for the Abbeygate car park. This turned out to be a mistake....a car park fine has arrived! The cheaper panto option has ended up £60 more expensive. Seems Arbroath council does not want people to shop/ enjoy themselves locally (for more than 2 hours anyway)*
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • Blinkbonnies
    UK118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunan Bay was a beautiful as we remembered from a visit more than 20 years ago. We had a great walk along he beach in the sun (and a fairly bracing wind...). The cafe next to the car park provided a welcome hot drink.
    Written April 8, 2019
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