Arbroath the largest town in Angus is the location of Arbroath Abbey, where the declaration of independance was signed, expressing the desire of the Scottish people for self-determination. The popular culinary delight the Arbroath smokie is made in this picturesque fishing port. Surrounding the area are restaurants to suit all tastes.
Like many other ancient monuments, full of historical events. However, the document known as “The Declaration of Arbroath”, signed by King Robert the Bruce and nobles, on 6 April 1320 has become so significant in meaning. Used by the founding fathers of United States of America as a useful tool when drafting the American Constitution.
The Arbroath Smokie now officially recognised at the highest level in Europe. Its origins began in Auchmithie, a small village near Arbroath. Using only haddock fish, it undergoes many careful processes before turning into a delicious golden brown delicacy ready to eat hot or cold. A perfect gift to take home, available vacuum packed.
Experience a magnificent picturesque nature trail beginning at the Victoria Park in Arbroath along the sea cliffs. The height above sea level gives a spectacular view for many miles. There are many points of interest along the way. Those interested in the many sea bird species cannot afford to miss this out.
Arbroath Harbour is an ancient port dating back in history to the time of the founding of the Abbey in 1174. For many years fishing fleets sailed for rich fishing grounds catching herring, haddock and cod. The local community were heavily involved, processing fish, mending nets, boat building etc. Today, like most of our country, much change to the harbour has taken place. A new marina berths a variety of beautiful vessels and along with the stylish recent Visitor Centre it’s certainly worth a visit.
Jumping Joeys in Arbroath is a new indoor soft play venue. It provides an area for all age groups, including an area for children under the age of three. There are many different attractions including a ride-on area, softball blast, football/basketball and the big soft play area with slides galore. Jumping Joeys can hold parties and also has a cafe to sit back and relax in, while the kids go wild.
Pleasure Land is a fun fair located on the shore of Arbroath. The Funfair has been running for several years, and now offers a whole range of new attractions, such as giant inflatable slides, super trampolines and bungee trampoline. Visit the website for a full listing of avaliable attractions, prices and opening times.