Arbroath is a fairly typical town of the Scottish east coast, but its name is famous for being the site where Robert the Bruce signed the Declaration of Independence from England in 1320. It is also famous for the smokie, a delicious smoked haddock whose aroma and texture make it a real treat. The new tourist office by the harbor has a lot of information about the area. The fishing village grew up around Arbroath Abbey, where King William the Lion is buried and where the Declaration of Independence was signed. One of the most popular places to stay is Harbour Nights Guesthouse overlooking the harbor and containing handsome themed rooms. The Old Brewhouse is a pub on the harbor that serves the best smokie.