Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Situated on the North Sea coast, Arbroath is a former royal burgh and the largest town in Angus, Scotland. This town, with its long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs, is thought to be the setting for Walter Scott’s novel The Antiquary (1816), the third of the Waverley novels and Scott’s personal favourite of the series.

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