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The National Wallace Monument, Stirling

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Learn the story of Scotland's Braveheart at The National Wallace Monument. Wherever you are in Stirling, it's hard not to notice the 67 m (220 ft) Gothic tower looming above. The sandstone monument sitting atop Abbey Craig commemorates Sir William Wallace, a leader of the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. See Wallace's sword here, enter the Hall of Heroes to view more monuments to prominent Scots, and take in views of Stirling, Ben Lomond, and the Ochil Hills. For additional context and details about the site and Wallace, pick up an audio guide for a supplemental fee at the beginning of your visit. Arrange to visit The National Wallace Monument and other attractions in Stirling using our Stirling holiday planner.
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  • Beautiful monument to one of Scotland's great heroes (he beat the English!) Well managed tourist attraction (clean toilets is always a good indication) with friendly staff and reasonably priced. Atmos...  read more »
  • Breathtaking view from the top, and a great amount of free content to read as you traverse the three levels on the way up. Cafe at the bottom is nice as well, and a mini bus is available free with you...  read more »
  • The walk up to the Monument was good and there is woodland around for walks before/after (we went after) you can get a coach up to the monument as well if needed. I think there are something like 900 ...  read more »
  • Situated across the river Forth from Stirling Castle it offers great views of Stirling and the Forth valley. The spiral stairs inside the monument are not for the timid, they are narrow and on a busy day people are constantly going up and down them. There are rooms at each level leading up to the top of the monument providing somewhere to take a break from the climb and swat up on some history. Don't forget to take a walk around the volcanic plug it is built on either, it has lovely wooded walks and depending on the time of year wild flowers and various wildlife to spot.
  • Very nice cool bit of history. It' only costs money if you want to go to the top, which is worth it. Great views in every direction. Nice hike to get to the monument. Cafe with food at front entrance.
  • A free minibus takes you to the top of a magnificent mound to the impressive erection to celebrate William Wallace. Amazing views across Scotland on a clear day, with maps telling you what you can see. You can pay to go up the tower, or just go inside for the gift shop. Lots of walking routes to the top, great for a small hike.
  • Wonderful view from base/visitor centre and if you get bus or walk the scenery is lovely. At the top the view of Stirling is beautiful and if willing to pay for tickets and hike 246 steps you will be rewarded even more with the beauty you see around you.
  • Fantastic views a lovely walk with the option of the flat road or the woods walk up. Great day out for both adults and kids. Haven't used the bus before but there is a bus that drives up and down all day to and from the monument for those who cant do the walk up.
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