Arbroath Harbour, Angus Coast, North East Scotland (Image credit:

Arbroath Harbour, Angus Coast, North East Scotland

A picture-postcard harbour town on the Angus Coast, beautiful Arbroath is an ancient port and the largest town in Angus. The perfect gateway into the Angus Glens and the world class Angus golf coast, Arbroath offers a wealth of heritage attractions. The Declaration of Arbroath, the famed statement of Scottish independence, was signed here in Arbroath in the 14th Century. Find out more via a tour of the magnificent ruins of Arbroath Abbey, site of the Declaration's signing, with on-site visitor centre.

Arbroath's other claim to fame is the town's delicious delicacy - the Arbroath Smokie - unique wood-smoked haddock widely available in outlets around pretty Arbroath harbour and across the town's inns, restaurants and cafes. Head out onto surrounding coastal cliff trails along Seaton Cliffs or hop aboard a sightseeing or fishing trip from Arbroath harbour. A great golf links challenge features locally at Arbroath golf course and acclaimed golf courses on the Angus Coast including Carnoustie and Montrose are both within easy driving distance.

Lighthouse fans won't want to miss a visit to the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum flanking the beach, dating from 1813 and built to work in tandem with one of the world's oldest lighthouses, Bell Rock Lighthouse situated 12 miles off-shore in the North Sea. Visit Arbroath during one of its top annual festivals including the maritime extravaganza - the Arbroath SeaFest and Tartan Day events across one week in April, celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath. Stay in a harbourside B&B, a luxury country house hotel or a choice of budget camping and caravan sites in the Arbroath area. Book online or direct.

Accommodation in Arbroath

  • Angus   (3.6 miles from the centre of Arbroath)
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    Unique celebration property in Arbroath ideal for groups visiting Scotland. 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, Jacuzzi & wonderful views. Extensive gardens & parking. No stag/ hen parties.
  • Letham   (8.2 miles from the centre of Arbroath)
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    This semi detached converted coach house is located next to the owner's home in the village of Letham, 5 miles from Forfar in Angus, Scotland. The cottage can sleep six people i...
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  • Arbroath   (2.3 miles from the centre of Arbroath)
    Willowbank House is a luxury country house B&B just outside the quiet quaint seaside town of Arbroath in Angus on the unspoilt east coast of Scotland.