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The National Wallace Monument, Stirling

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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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  • The truth is that it is not only the monument is the entire environment that give a special character to all Stirling.
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  • Lit up at night, great views, lots of interesting facts, rather than the Mel Gibson fantasy version. One member of the staff could be a little less anti-English, but they probably had a hard day. Take...  more »
  • We have visited the monument on a small Highland trip. It is definitely worth a visit and you get lots of interesting information. When the weather a great view on the former battle field!
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  • Worth a visit! Impress to see from the outside and you get a nice walk on the way up. There are quite a few stairs in a narrow spiral staircase and when there are lots of tourists it can feel hot and muggy. There's not tons to see on the 4 levels but the top is worth a look for its spectacular view of Stirling and the River Forth. If you happen to catch the Scotsman dressed in traditional wear, he'll bring you back in time with his story of clans and battles!
  • Great place to visit. Took the shuttle bus from the bottom to top to save the walk which is great for kids or people with difficulties walking. The monument was great to look around with a lot of information and great views from the top in all directions.
  • This is definitely worth a visit, learnt a lot about William Wallace and the impact he had on Scottish history. Forget the film braveheart, this is the real thing. Really helpful, friendly staff. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was the entry price. £9.99 for an adult. It's 246 steps to the top of the monument but worth it as the view is amazing.
  • Beautiful building. I didn't go inside because I didn't wanna pay the price to walk to the top. It has a nice view from outside the building, it's also a nice walk up the hill.
  • Pretty walk. Good views. Only costs to go in the building, not to walk to and arround!