Abbey to open as part of Historic Sundays scheme

Arbroath Abbey is one of the historic attractions which will be welcoming visitors for free on the first Sunday of each month from October.

Mark Dowie
Wednesday, 13th September 2023, 12:00pm
Abbey to open as part of Historic Sundays scheme

A number of Historic Scotland winter ticketed attractions will be part of the Historic Sundays scheme, which will run until next March.

People living in Scotland can access the sites by simply pre-booking online and showing their proof of address on arrival.

Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland, said: “With over five thousand years of history in our care, our historic buildings and monuments can tell us so much about the past, and how it continues to shape our world today, from being the backdrop to film locations to attracting millions of people from around the world and closer to home.

“We think it’s vital people living in Scotland feel history belongs to us all, and through our Historic Sundays initiative we hope more people will take the opportunity to discover the history on their doorstep, or explore further afield to sites they may not have seen until now.

"Engaging with heritage has lots of proven benefits, including well-being, and we very much hope people take the opportunity to explore these sites and be part of history.”

Arbroath Abbey is part of HES’s nationwide programme to inspect high-level masonry at properties across the country and some restrictions are still in place. To book, and for a list of participating Historic Scotland sites, visit

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