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National Wallace Monument

Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
+44 1786 472140
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A national hero - a national landmark. The National Wallace Monument stands proudly on The Abbey Craig, outside the historic city of Stirling, and tells the thrilling story of Sir William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland, Patriot and Martyr.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
+44 1786 472140
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Built to honor William Wallace. Enjoyable visit. Climb the stairs to the top (246 steps) and you get a magnificent view of Stirling and the surrounding environs. Learn about William Wallace and how he shaped Scotlands' history. Has his sword on display. How he was...More

Thank jnvpulv
Reviewed yesterday

We watched the Monument from distance not having managed the opening hours, leaving the visit for next time. We visited the old Bridge and took various picturesb of the Monument from distance.

Thank pneu13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well you cannot visit Stirling and not pay respects to William Wallace. Make sure you are prepared for the walk up to the monument, if like us we stopped half way for a picnic. If you are not in good shape, suggest you get the...More

Thank katy1957
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love to look at historical monuments and was not disappointed feel like I need to watch braveheart again

Thank Lynne5460
Reviewed 3 days ago

A long way up but fascinating and views were amazing. Walks round the woods great fun too. Difficult to get a good photo as it's so tall!

Thank 147Catherine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyable afternoon at Wallace Monument. It is free to walk up monument but you pay to go in and walk up narrow steps. Went on a lovely sunny day but very windy at top. Lounge area for those unable to climb stairs and free...More

Thank LizWordley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had to visit the site to honor William Wallace. Unless you're in excellent shape, would not recommend climbing all the steps to the top. We parked for free, got our exercise climbing the steep hill to the base of the monument, and viewed the monument...More

Thank MrSpiceMan
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Wallace Monument is an imposing tower that commemorates Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero otherwise known as 'Braveheart'. It is situated close to the town of Stirling. There is free parking at the base before walking up a steep incline to the entrance...More

Thank malbraman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with family last week, the sun was shining!! We chose to walk up to the Monument, it is a fair climb but there is a shuttle bus available. It was very busy and a bit congested on the climb up the tower but spectacular...More

Thank JEAN T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably a place you will go once, but unlikely to go again. There is a shuttle bus that will take you to the monument. That would save quite a bit of the hike. Stairs to the top are very narrow and steep. I agree with...More

1  Thank Jay B
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5 September 2016|
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Response from DCC777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laurajsi, You climb the spiral staircase inside the actual monument/castle. These aren't very spacious however there is about 3 floors where you can take a break from the stairs and go into the exhibition rooms. You... More
11 July 2015|
Response from TheWallaceMon | Property representative |
Thank-you for your enquiry. The National Wallace Monument is managed and operated by Stirling District Tourism Ltd., and it is not an Historic Scotland property. If you are planning a visit to Stirling and we can assist... More