Is Arbroath worth visiting?
The attractive old harbour of Arbroath remains in action and long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs stretch out on either side of the town. Arbroath abbey, located near the centre of the town, is also well worth a visit.
What is Arbroath famous for?
Arbroath, the largest town in Angus, is home to the famous Arbroath Abbey, where in 1320 the Declaration of Arbroath was signed. This traditional seaside town, with its picturesque harbour is also home to the famous Arbroath Smokie, haddock smoked over wood fires, and considered a delicacy all over the world.
Does Arbroath have a beach?
Arbroath is a very popular beach with many seaside leisure facilities near to Arbroath town centre and it’s picturesque harbour.
Is Arbroath in the highlands?
Arbroath Abbey, Arbroath, Angus, Scot. Angus is bisected by the Highland Boundary Fault, running northeast-southwest from Edzell to Lintrathen. The Highland area comprises plateaus of 2,000–3,000 feet (600–900 metres) in elevation indented by three broad glens, or valleys (Glen Isla, Glen Clova, and Glen Esk).
Is Arbroath a seaside town?
Arbroath is a beautiful coastal town in the east of Scotland with a rich history stretching as far back as 1178, when Arbroath Abbey was founded by King William the Lion of Scotland. You can visit the ruins of Arbroath Abbey today and learn more about the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath signed in 1320.
What do you call people from Arbroath?
Residents of Arbroath are called Arbroathians but often call themselves Red Lichties after the red lamp that shone from the harbour light and foghorn tower at the harbour entrance, as an aid to shipping entering the harbour. At the 2001 census, the population of Arbroath was 22,785.
Is Arbroath beach dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed on the beach and litter bins are provided. The town centre of Arbroath is only a few hundred meters from the beach and boasts many facilities such as restaurants, pubs and hotels.
Does the Declaration of Arbroath still exist?
The document in National Records of Scotland is the “file copy” of the Declaration: the only version to survive in its original form. It was kept with the rest of the national records in Edinburgh Castle until the seventeenth century.
Can dogs go on Broughty Ferry beach?
Broughty Ferry is a former fishing village that’s now a residential suburb of Dundee. Easy access from a promenade, a nature conservation site and great views across the Tay estuary to the North Fife coast. Animal exclusion in western area between 1st May and 30th September. Eastern beach dog friendly all year.
Is it safe to swim at Lunan Bay?
This beach is a designated bathing water site. Further information about water quality at this site can be found on the SEPA website. Please observe local signage and only swim where it is safe to do so.
Where can I see the Declaration of Arbroath?
You can find out more in National Records of Scotland’s free booklet ‘Declaration of Arbroath 700th Anniversary Booklet’ in English (1.02 MB PDF) or Gaelic (1.01 MB PDF).
Are dogs allowed on Arbroath beach?