Welcome to Arbroath.com - the website about all things to do with Arbroath - its history, attractions and its world famous Arbroath smokies.
Since the 14th century, Arbroath has been an important fishing port. Arbroath is situated on the East Coast of Scotland, 17 miles from Dundee. Arbroath is a picturesque holiday resort with fine sandy beaches and safe bathing. Along the spectacular red sandstone cliffs there are caves - such as Dickmont's Den and the Forbidden Cave. To the south east lies the Bell Rock lighthouse and the Signal Tower (built in 1813), both designed by Robert Stevenson. The Tower is now houses the town's museum.
The ruins of Arbroath Abbey dominate the centre of the town. It was in the Abbey that the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320 and witnessed by Robert the Bruce after the Battle of Bannockburn establishing Scotland's independence from England. Although the author of this Latin document is unknown, it is believed to have been Bernard de Linton, Abbot of Arbroath and Chancellor of Scotland.
Fishing has remained an important industry. Arbroath is particularly associated with kippers and Abroath Smokies (whole haddock smoked over oak chips).
There is a miniature railway. At St Vigeans, lies a fine archaeological museum which contains one of Scotland's finest collection of Pictish Stones.