Arbroath Abbey, in the Scottish town of Arbroath, was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion for a group of Tironensian Benedictine monks from Kelso
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Dimensions:4480 x 6720 px | 37.9 x 56.9 cm | 14.9 x 22.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:9 October 2020
Location:Arbroath abbey, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, UK
Arbroath Abbey, in the Scottish town of Arbroath, was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion for a group of Tironensian Benedictine monks from Kelso Abbey. It was consecrated in 1197 with a dedication to the deceased Saint Thomas Becket, whom the king had met at the English court.It was William's only personal foundation — he was buried before the high altar of the church in 1214.. View north from the outer cloister towards the south transept with the famous "O" shaped window. The Abbey is cared for by Historic Environment Scotland and is open to the public throughout the year The distinctive red sandstone ruins stand at the top of the High Street in Arbroath. View east in the nave with the south transept and choir and presbytery.