Arbroath Abbey

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Benedictine abbey in Forfarshire, on the east coast of Scotland, founded in 1178, by King William the Lion. There remain extensive ruins of a 13th-century church and other buildings of the monastery. The monks constructed a harbor and placed the bell on Inchcape Rock, a dangerous reef in the North Sea 12 miles southeast of the abbey, the subject of Southey’s ballad. Of the 32 mitered abbots the last was Cardinal Beaton.

MLA Citation

  • “Arbroath Abbey”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2019. Web. 26 February 2021. <>