Wallace Monument

Sitting on a hilltop overlooking the city, the National Wallace Monument is the city’s memorial to one of Scotland’s great heroes, William Wallace. Experience the beautiful panoramic views the memorial presides over via a 246-step walk up to a viewing platform, as well as exhibition rooms that have been erected within the tower, telling the story of his life.

The Wallace Monument can been seen clearly from Stirling Castle and from all around the area including the main road past Stirling. It commemorates how Wallace won the Battle of Stirling Bridge against King Edward’s army. This is a large tower with a winding staircase with the Hall of Arms on the first level where you can find out who William Wallace was and how he became a National Hero. On the next level is the Hall of Heroes with busts of 30 characters who have played a prominent part in the history of Scotland. The third level tells us all about the Battle of Stirling Bridge and displays some of the weapons used at the time and even shows a view of what the landscape would have been like at the time. The very top of the monument, the Crown, can be accessed in order for you to enjoy the most unbelievable view. Here you can see across to the Pentland Hills, the Ochil Hills, Ben Lomond and the Trossachs and all across Stirling. At ground level there is a Keeper’s Lodge and a gift shop.

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