Traces of the past at Arbroath Abbey

 

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Graveyard at Arbroath Abbey,  Scotland,  July 2018was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion

Arbroath Abbey was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion. He was buried here in December 1214, in front of the high altar in the still only partially completed Abbey Church.

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Remains of the Abbey church, with column bases and gravestones still visible

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 2 September 2018

Posted as part of Thursday Special

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