The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
The National Wallace Monument – ‘A must see’
The National Wallace Monument was built in 1869 to commemorate Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero who fought to establish Scotland’s Independence. Appreciate the impressive views from the Abbey Craig, where William Wallace led his troops to victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and discover the life and legacy of William Wallace inside the three galleries:
1st floor - The Hall of Arms
Learn about the Battle of Stirling Bridge, with an illuminated map showing where the battle took place. See the displays on warfare and weaponry and watch a film depicting Wallace and Andrew de Moray discussing what victory means for Scotland.
2nd floor - The Hall of Heroes
See Wallace's legendary battle-sword; the centrepiece of the magnificent Hall of Heroes. Surrounding the sword are the busts of famous Scots inspired by the country’s first National Hero.
3rd floor - The Royal Chamber
Here is where the facts and figures behind building the Wallace Monument over 145 years ago are revealed.
After climbing 246 steps you can enjoy one of the finest views in Scotland from the top of the 67 metre (220ft) tall Monument. It provides fantastic views of the Ochil Hills, Forth Valley and Firth of Forth out towards Edinburgh and Stirling Castle.
Also at the Wallace Monument there is:-
- Free parking
- Courtesy minibus shuttle service to/from The Monument
- Audio Tours (available in 5 languages)
- Woodland Walks, Nature Trails and a Picnic Area
- Souvenir and Gift Shops
- Legends Coffee House
- Regular performances and presentations from costumed actors
Open daily all year. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Year's day.
January to March: 10.30am - 4.00pm
April to June: 10.00am - 5.00pm
July & August: 10.00am - 6.00pm
September & October: 10.00am - 5.00pm
November & December: 10.30am - 4.00pm
Last admission - 45 mins prior to closing
Child: £5.90 (ages 5-15)
Find out more by visiting the website www.nationalwallacemonument.com