Bronze age archaeology is to be found in abundance in the surrounding area.
Examples include the short-cist burials found near West Newbigging, about a mile to the North of the town.
The curse said that if communion were held then the church would fall into a large subterranean lake.
It was one of the principal ports where men and supplies could be landed from France.
The town is notable as the home of the Declaration of Arbroath, as well as the Arbroath smokie.
The town's football team, Arbroath Football Club, hold the world record for the highest number of goals scored in a professional football match.
Arbroath grew considerably during the Industrial Revolution owing to the expansion of firstly the flax and secondly the jute industries and the engineering sector.
A new harbour was built in 1839 and by the 20th century, Arbroath had become one of the larger fishing ports in Scotland.
The first modern development in Arbroath was the Abbey, founded by King William the Lion in 1178 for monks of the Tironensian order from Kelso Abbey.The Macmillan Tayside Palliative and End of Life Care Network was launched at an event in Dundee.The Network will work in partnership, with and for those facing serious illness, near the end of life and those dying to provide the care they need, when and where they need it.These burials included pottery urns, a pair of silver discs and a gold armlet.as well as the better-known examples at Carlungie and Ardestie.