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Address: Hillfoots road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1786 472140
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
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A national hero - a national landmark. The National Wallace Monument stands...

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.

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the stairs are steep so if you have an issue ascending or descending. I just walked from the tourist office to the top of the hill. its a lovely walk, you can buy tickets to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the stairs are steep so if you have an issue ascending or descending. I just walked from the tourist office to the top of the hill. its a lovely walk, you can buy tickets to the monument at the base or when you get up there an access the stairs for yourself.

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this review

Hi Jean, thank-you for your review! We're really pleased that you enjoyed the view from the top of the Abbey Craig. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see treasure in a beautiful country that gives you perspective of the landscape of beautiful Scotland. The monument offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and intertwines the history and accomplishments of Wallace. The stairs up the monument require you to navigate in close quarters. If you don't do well in close spaces I would avoid.

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, thank-you so much for your review. We were really pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to The National Wallace Monument so much. It's a great way of finding out more about William Wallace and seeing the beautiful surrounding landscape! More 

Woodstock, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love history and fantastic views The Wallace Monument is a must. Lovely woodland walk up the hill to the tower or shuttle buses available. A narrow spiral staircase leads to the top with panoramic views of Stirling and beyond. Many of William Wallace artifacts are housed here including is claymore. Brilluant!

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this review

Hi debbie46241, thank-you for your kind review! It is great to hear that you had such a good time visiting the Monument. More 

Bulls Gap, Tn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you can climb it has beautiful views. Worth the trip to see. A bit pricey for what it offers and small kids might be bored. It is a beautiful monument and worth seeing

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this review

Hi Lori, thank-you for visiting the Monument, and for taking the time to post your review. It was great to read that you enjoyed the lovely views. As a local charity we rely on the income we receive from admission charges to maintain the Monument and to provide facilities and services for visitors. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The monument is up a hill and has a free bus service to take visitors to it from the reception area. It's an impressive building. There are 246 steps in the monument and it has a spiral staircase - but the good news is there are breaks between them with four levels to visit that are full of history and... More 

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Hi Sam, thank-you for your review, and for sharing some handy tips for other visitors! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to The National Wallace Monument. More 

Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an outstanding sight from many parts of the city and a major attraction. Really impressive as you approach it. A pleasure to look at from the outside. As to the museum inside, I was not overly impressed, I guess I was expecting something different. It felt like the exposition didn't necessarily belong there.

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this review

Hi crukkh, thank-you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you were impressed by the architecture of the building! Of course we were sorry to hear that the exhibition galleries inside the Monument were not what you were expecting, the three galleries focus on the life and legacy of William Wallace. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove from Glasgow with my partner and when we arrived we were not disappointed. What a view? Nice place for our day trip. We had a good day out. This was very interesting attraction and we will be back.

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Hi Atuska, thank-you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your day trip to The National Wallace Monument, and we hope to see you back again soon! More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to miss the monument i guess considering it and the Castle hog the landscape. Walking up to see the Monument or getting the bus from the bottom is well worth doing to see the views even from the level of the entrance to the monument. However to appreciate it properly you really should pay the money and climb... More 

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this review

Hi Seansayshi, thank-you for taking the time to post your review! We're glad you were able to take the time to enjoy the galleries inside the Monument and see the famous Wallace Sword. It is great to hear that you were not disappointed with the view from the top, it really is a great way to imagine how the Battle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... take the shuttle bus. The hike is fun though. Take a bag lunch. Enjoy the spiral stairs and scenery. Commanding view of the region!

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SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this review

Hi dutemplar, thank-you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed climbing the Monument and the beautiful views from the top of the tower. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hidden gem of Stirling. You can see it as soon as you go out of train station. Just follow where you see it and you can easily access it.

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Hi miaokinawa, thank-you for your review! We're so glad that you were able to explore The National Wallace Monument while you were in Scotland. More 

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