A Dog Friendly Visit to Arbroath

No. of Days

1

Transport

 

Theme

  • Coast and Waters
  • Heritage Attractions

Highlights and Delights

Enjoy a visit to the seaside town of Arbroath with your four legged friends. Here are just some of the places you can visit and enjoy a bite to eat.

  • A Dog Friendly Visit to Arbroath

    • Arbroath Cliffs
    • Arbroath Abbey
    • Arbroath Beach
    • St Vigeans
    • Dinner Time

    Location 1: Arbroath Cliffs

    Arbroath’s Seaton Cliffs starts at the east end of Victoria Park, where the path winds up above the Arbroath cliffs and levels out to provide a path along the coastline. The cliffs have a number of fascinating rock formations such as The Deil’s Heid, and Needles E’e and are a great spot for a walk.

    Please keep dogs on leads as there is a very steep drop and the path is quite close to the edge of the cliffs.

    Location 2: Arbroath Abbey

    Arbroath Abbey was founded by William the Lion in 1178, in memory of martyr Thomas Becket. The abbey was one of the nation’s grandest monasteries for almost 400 years and this is where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Visit the abbey to find out more about its rich history.

    Dogs are welcome in the abbey grounds, other than in roofed areas. Please keep dogs on leads at all times in the grounds.

    Arbroath Abbey

    Location 3: Arbroath Beach

    Arbroath Beach is a fantastic choice for a walk along the sand and to let your dog have a run around.

    If you have little ones with you, they’ll love building sandcastles and exploring the rock pools too. The best access to the beach is from West Links Park.

    Location 4: St Vigeans Nature Trail

    The St Vigeans Nature Trail sets off from the tiny village of St Vigeans, where you will see an impressive sandstone church sitting atop a small hill – one of the most picturesque churches in Scotland.

    Starting your walk from the church, the route takes you along an old disused railway line. The trail is lined with trees and shrubs and runs alongside a bubbling stream.

    Dinner Time

    The Portcullis Restaurant & Bar is a great choice to enjoy a delicious meal after working up an appetite. With big portions, and a varied menu featuring lots of traditional favourites, there’s something to suit everyone here and it is open for lunch and dinner.

    If you have little ones, kids eat free on Thursdays.

Take a look at our top tips for visiting the Angus coast responsibly.

Please remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code when out with your dog.

Travel Information

Arbroath has excellent rail connections and is on the main Aberdeen to London line.

There is a regular bus service to Arbroath from around Angus and Dundee. Arbroath is also on the Stagecoach bus route from Aberdeen to London.

Situated on the A92, 17 miles north of Dundee, Arbroath is easy to drive to, with ample, signposted parking in the harbour area and at West Links Park.

There is a very popular cycle route between Arbroath and Dundee.