Arbroath is 15 miles north east of Dundee, a historic town dating back to the 12th century with the founding of Arbroath Abbey in 1178. Fishing is one of the traditional industries of the town, while the “fishing fleet” is considerably smaller now, it is still important to the town. The harbour also has a busy marina for leisure boats and you can learn about the fishing industry at the Harbour Visitor Centre. In April 1320 the Abbot of Arbroath oversaw the drafting of the "Declaration of Arbroath" for Independence from England. The town has a Declaration of Arbroath Statue remembering this important point in Scotland’s history.
Arbroath smokies are wood smoked haddock, landed locally by fishing boats, that is a world renowned fish delicacy. Smokies can be eaten warm (or cold) or used in recipes such as Cullen Skink, a delicious fish soup made with potatoes, onions and milk. Arbroath smokies are smoked in traditional buildings, often near the harbour, you can often smell the wonderful aroma from the smoking process when you walk around the harbour area. You can buy the freshly smoked haddock from the local shops.
Arbroath is a interesting location for holidays with plenty to do for all the family. There are many historical places locally that are well worth visiting along with outstanding golf courses within a short drive.
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