Arbroath Abbey Photos

Arbroath Abbey was one of the most important churches in early Scottish history. It is the site from where the Declaration of Arbroath (1320) asking for Scottish independence was submitted to Pope John XXII. Its ruins are run as a museum by Historic Scotland (HES).

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Entrance arch in ruins Arbroath Abbey run as a museum by Historic Scotland. Arbroath, Scotland.Gothic arches of gatehouse at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Facade stonework detail at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Nave ruins at Arbroath Abbey founded 1178. Arbroath, Scotland.
Entrance arch in ruins Arbroath Abbey run as a museum by Historic Scotland (HES). Arbroath, Scotland.Gothic arches of gatehouse (c1500) at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Facade stonework detail at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Nave ruins at Arbroath Abbey founded 1178. Arbroath, Scotland.
Plaque of William I King of Scotts who is buried at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Ruins of remaining walls within Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Abbot's House at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Arches of undercroft in Abbot's House at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Plaque of William I (the Lion) King of Scotts who is buried at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Ruins of remaining walls within Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Abbot's House at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Arches of undercroft in Abbot's House at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Fireplace in undercroft of Abbot's House at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Museum building at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.History display at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Stone effigy thought to represent William I, abbey's founder at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Fireplace in undercroft of Abbot's House at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Museum building at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.History display at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Stone effigy (14th C) thought to represent William I, abbey's founder at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Tombstone with low relief of monk at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Stone effigy thought to represent Thomas Beckett at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Stone tombstone shows death as skeleton talking to old woman at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Ceramic sexfoil cup & ink pot at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Tombstone with low relief of monk at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Stone effigy (14th C) thought to represent Thomas Beckett at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Stone tombstone (17th C) shows death as skeleton talking to old woman at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Ceramic sexfoil cup (14th C) & ink pot (15th C) at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Stone tombstone fragment with text at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Replica of Stone of Destiny made in 1950s at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Copy of Declaration of Arbroath a declaration of Scottish independence submitted to Pope John XXII at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Seals on copy of Declaration of Arbroath a forerunner of American Declaration of Independence at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Stone tombstone fragment (1614) with text at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Replica of Stone of Destiny made in 1950s at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Copy of Declaration of Arbroath (1320) a declaration of Scottish independence submitted to Pope John XXII at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.Seals on copy of Declaration of Arbroath (1320) a forerunner of American Declaration of Independence at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.
Detail of Declaration of Arbroath at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.


Detail of Declaration of Arbroath (1320) at Arbroath Abbey. Arbroath, Scotland.



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