The Visitor Centre and new exhibition are open. The Abbey and grounds remain closed while we undertake high level masonry inspections.
In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry and as advised by Capability Scotland, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.
We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.
There is a small, tarmac surfaced parking area on a slight incline. Please be aware that parking is very limited. There are six parking spaces, one of which is a marked accessible bay.
Approach to the site
Approach to site is about 20m on a paved path.
The visitor centre has step-free access to the ground floor shop, ticket office and exhibition. The flooring is a combination of historic stone slabs and lightly textured vinyl, and is level throughout the ground floor. There are areas of low lighting. Audio-visual displays tell the story of the Declaration of Arbroath. Two of the films have subtitles; the others are silent.
The first floor of the exhibition is reached up a flight of stone stairs. Upstairs there are large viewing windows and further parts of the exhibition.
The building pre-dates current fire regulations and the upper level is not compliant for wheelchair users or those with serious walking difficulties. We are currently reviewing this. Site staff can show you an illustrated book of the upstairs displays. If you wish to discuss before your visit please call the site.
The abbey and grounds
The abbey itself and the grounds are currently closed while high-level conservation works take place.
There is an accessible toilet available. Currently this is a temporary unit in the car park behind the building.
Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.
Visitors' dogs are allowed at Arbroath Abbey, but are not permitted in roofed areas.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.