National Wallace Monument, Stirling

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Learn the story of Scotland's Braveheart at 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. Using our custom trip planner, Stirling attractions like National Wallace Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Sterling, Scotland is an amazing city filled with so much history and beauty. Everywhere you look there is something to do and see. My three favorite places to visit are Sterling Castle, the Battle of...  more »
  • The park around the monument is characteristic. The ascent on foot to the tower is pleasant. The cost from the ticket to climb to the top is excessive. The view from above is remarkable but I don't know if it's really worth the expense. The ascent takes place along a spiral staircase that serves both the ascent and the descent with annoying tails.
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  • Came at the place at 9:50, waited for 10 minutes for its opening at 10:00. The atmosphere is nice here, and staff lucks really friendly. You could enjoy some coffee or just hike a little bit to other trails around there. We were unlucky since the monument is on its reconstruction period, however, with fine weather, the view covers all the small towns down the hill, which bring us refreshments. Hope to have time to get back there.
  • We were at the highland games in Stirling and saw an awesome looking build/tower off in the distance. We did not know that it was the William Wallace monument/park. Tourist! We found our way across the valley to enjoy the history and scenery of the area. It's a good hike up hill with other means available, if walking is not an option. Gorgeous views of the valley. We arrived to late to go into the building containing the history. We all had a great time anyways and enjoyed our visit to the area.
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