The grounds and visitor centre, including the exhibition, shop and toilets, are open.
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey.
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. If you wish to discuss before your visit please call the site.
The abbey and grounds
There is no visitor access to the abbey while high-level conservation works take place. The grounds are open with restricted access.
The New Scriptorium
There is level access to the Scriptorium.
The New Scriptorium can only be accessed during public events and workshops. For the programme of events please visit the Hospitalfield website
There is an accessible toilet available.
A limited number of adult and children’s ear defenders are available at this site. Please ask a member of staff if you want to borrow them.
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.