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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

It is certainly not the prettiest or most impressive monument of Scotland. But it is a fair monument, deserved and worthy by William Wallace for its importance in the history of Scotland. For that alone worth a visit and a justified tribute.

Thank Jorge M
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Jorge, thank-you for your review! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland.

Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I was so looking forward to seeing this fantastic piece of Scottish history but because of the very steep climb and having dodgy knees was unable to. Having said that , I was still able to see the monument from it's elevated position which did...More

Thank Lynn D
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Lynn, thank-you for your review. The stairs can be challenging and we are so sorry to hear that they were the reason you were unable to climb the Monument.

Reviewed 28 March 2016

I was forced by my enthusiastic husband to climb up 246 steps on spiral stair cases to reach the top of the tower. The stairs felt never ending and very scary as they were not too wide; whenever people were coming from opposite direction, we...More

Thank Anila K
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Anila, thank-you for your review. Of course we were sorry to hear that you did not enjoy climbing the stairs, however it is great to hear that the view from the top made up for it! Well done on making it up all 246...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016

I am a William Wallace fan, and one of my favorite movies of all time is Braveheart. Of course, when I was in the Glasgow area the Wallace monument was a must see. I really enjoyed the monument with the 3 levels of educational exhibits,...More

1  Thank David M
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi David, thank-you for your review! We were really pleased to read that you had a great time at The National Wallace Monument!

Reviewed 27 March 2016

I am a Brave Heart fan so could be slightly biased but loved the Wallace monument. I learnt a lot not only about William Wallace but also other historical figures and Scotlands Heritage. We chose to walk up the hill instead of taking the bus...More

Thank chrisdanlee
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Chris, thank-you for your review! We're glad that you learnt so much when you visited the Monument.

Reviewed 26 March 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect from this monument however went due to the recommendation from my mother. Glad we stopped in. You get to learn a lot of history about Scotland and the war between them and England. Also you learn about William Wallace and...More

Thank BradRevell
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Brad, thank-you for your review! It's great to hear that your mother recommended The National Wallace Monument and that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Viewable from Stirling Castle again a huge landmark and a box ticker. If you visit Stirling Castle allow time to visit this famous monument. Well worth it.

Thank David L
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi David, thank-you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 24 March 2016

Recommend you visit The National Wallace Monument before you go to Stirling Castle. The climb up to the top of the monument will need a good level of fitness as will a climb up to the monument itself. The views from the top are stunning....More

Thank Olwynnec
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi, thank-you for visiting the Monument, and for your review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Stirling.

Reviewed 24 March 2016

Arrived here first thing in the morning. Paid £18 for 2 adults. Had the choice of a 10 minute walk up the trail, or wait a few minutes for the mini bus. we took the walk, and arrived at the monument. There are 247 steps...More

Thank wandererDarlodave
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi, thank-you for taking time to post your review. We're so glad that you stopped by at the Monument when you were in Stirling.

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This Monument was a 15 minute drive from Stirling Castle. The Monument is impressive. It is 246 narrow steps to the top. They do provide a shuttle bus from the parking lot to the Monument. At the top you can expect to see views of...More

1  Thank 23rd-honeymoon
SDTMktg, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

Hi, thank-you for your review! We're so glad that you stopped by at the Monument when you were in Scotland and that you enjoyed your visit.

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Laurajsi
246 steps? I keep reading "it is worth the climb". I am confused exactly what you are climbing? I see some posts say you can take a shuttle. Do you have to climb to see the displays of the monument or the sword? I am a little out of shape and claustrophobic. Will this climb be difficult?
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
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Fisherpric
Is the Wallace monument part of historic Scotland and its members?
11 July 2015|
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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
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