Out and about in... Arbroath

This historic harbour offers you long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs stretching out on either side of the town.

Located 15 miles to the north of Dundee, Arbroath is an attractive and ancient port with origins dating back to Pictish times in the 12th century.

Arbroath is also home of the famous Abbey which was founded in 1178. It was at the Abbey in 1320 that the famous Declaration of Scottish Independence was signed, outlining the desire of the Scottish people for self-determination.

Need more reasons to visit? Have a look:

  • Enjoy the town's most famous product, the Arbroath Smokie, which was first created in the village of Auchmithie. It is line-caught haddock, smoke-cured over smouldering oak chips, and still made here in a number of family-run smokehouses tucked in around the harbour.
  • Wander through the huddled cottages of the 'Fit o'the Toon' - the harbour district where the smell of Arbroath smokies usually hangs heavy in the air.
  • Beyond the harbour district, the seafront road heads into Victoria Park. At the far end of the road, a path climbs up over the red sandstone cliffs of Whiting Ness, stretching endlessly onto the horizon and eroded into a multitude of inlets, caves and arches that warrant hours of leisurely exploration.

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