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A Tironensian? abbey founded in 1178 by William the Lion in honour of Saint [Thomas Becket]?, murdered in 1170?.

It is most famous for its association with the Declaration of Arbroath.

The abbey fell into ruin after the Reformation. From 1590 onwards, it became a source of building stone for the town of Arbroath?. This continued until 1815 when steps were taken to preserve it. It is now under the supervision of the Government and is open to the public.

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