A small parking area next to the visitor centre has accessible parking. It is tarmac surfaced and on a slight incline.
Approach to site
The abbey is about 20m from the visitor centre, along a paved path.
The visitor centre has:
- step-free access
- a platform lift to the first floor
- large viewing windows
- a virtual reconstruction of the abbey with an induction loop
A wheelchair is also available for visitor use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Most of the abbey is fairly level, with grass and gravel surfaces.
There is step-free access to the nave and cloister. The sacristy is down two stone steps.
The lower gatehouse range has ramped access. An audio-visual display tells the story of the Declaration of Arbroath.
Entry to the abbot’s house is down a narrow ramp. Displays on abbey life on several upper levels are reached via a stone spiral staircase with a handrail from the first floor.
A herb garden is planted along the south wall of the abbey church.
An adapted toilet is next to the visitor centre.
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. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.
For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide.