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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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  • We visited on a lovely sunny day last year and the climb to the top was well worth it. There is lots of interesting exhibits on the way up so you don't have to do it all at once. There was an excellen...  more »
  • We visited on the 9th of February with our wee dog. The staff were all lovely in the gift shop/visitor centre as you enter, and also up at the monument. The climb up to the monument from the gift shop...  more »
  • A picturesque monument with magnificent views. Inside there is a small Museum of Scottish personalities.
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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!