At the entrance to the site there is a very helpful and informative illustrated history of the abbey with a model upstairs of how the abbey would have looked when in use back in the early middle ages. The main abbey is now partially in ruins although it is possible to go into some of the part still standing and to ascend to a walkway in the remains of a tower. The site is fairly extensive with a couple of outbuildings in one of which there is another useful historical display. Unfortunately, neither of these two buildings are properly signposted so unless you go exploring on your own or purchase the guidebook, you are in danger of missing them. The abbey is famous not only as the origin of the Declaration of Arbroath, a key document in Scotland's struggle for independence, but also as the place where the Stone of Destiny (Stone of Scone) was found after it had been removed from Westminster Abbey back in 1950. Both events are well covered at the abbey.
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