You Are Here - Arbroath, Angus.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 33.388 W 002° 35.012
30V E 525599 N 6268093
Quick Description: You are here map on information board, at the harbour in the town of Arbroath, on the east coast of Scotland.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/18/2017 11:16:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMVGZC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
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Long Description:

This information map is situated at the northern point of the Wet Dock at the harbour of the town of Arbroath.

Apart from the map giving your location, a large photograph of Arbroath Abbey adorns the left hand side of the board. A history of the town is also included.

Photographs and information are included on the following:

CLIFFS: Situated to the east of the town including the Needle E'e natural arch and the Deil's Heid sea stack.

ST. VIGEANS: Village on the northern outskirts with a 13th century church.

SIGNAL TOWER MUSEUM: Seafaring museum situated just west of the harbour.

ARBROATH ABBEY: Ruins of historic red sandstone abbey in the centre of the town.

WEST LINKS: Recreational area on the coast at the west end of the town, including a miniature railway.

HARBOUR: Situated close by with a Wet Dock and an Outer Harbour.

WEBSTER MEMORIAL THEATRE: Theatre in the centre of the town.

HOSPITALFIELD HOUSE: 19th century house at the western end of the town that is a venue for art and music.

KEPTIE POND: Large pond in Keptie Park, a public park to the west of the town centre.

There is also a Did You Know? feature on the following:

An inhabitant of the town is known as a Red Lichtie.

The inventor of the postage stamp, James Chalmers was born in the town.

The town was formerly known as Aberbrothock, after the Brothock Burn which flows through the town.

Arbroath FC hold the record for a winning score in a football game, beating Bon Accord 36-0.

The Bell Rock Lighthouse, 11 miles out to sea, is the oldest surviving offshore lighthouse, built in 1811.

The famous Arbroath Smokie, a wood smoked haddock, originated in the village of Auchmithie, 3 miles up the coast.

David Dunbar Buick, the founder of Buick Motors, was born in the town.

The Arbroath Lifeboat, formed in 1803, is the last remaining slipway launched lifeboat in Scotland.

Location Name: Arbroath Harbour, Arbroath, Angus.

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