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“Not a fan of heights but worth it for the view.”

National Wallace Monument
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Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Stirling
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 August 2014

If you had to climb up these stairs every day you would get fit. Not a fan of heights but did not want to wait until my son and husband came back down so and gave it a go. The stairs all 246 were conquered and bought the t shirt at the end to prove it. The views were amazing. There is a mini bus that will take you to the top of the monument as the walk up to it can be a bit steep if you are not too steady on your feet. Give it a go, I did and I hate heights. You will be impressed.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

I have seen the monument from Stirling Castle and now seen the castle from the monument. On a clear day you see the Ochil Hills and distant mountains. A good experience in a great setting

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Lots of free parking and student discount given on tickets unlike Stirling castle. Sensible footwear a must for both the climb up to the monument and in the monument. If like me you are not comfortable with narrow spiral staircases there are 3 floors you can stop off at to catch your breath and the further up you climb there are slits in the stonework which makes it less inclosed. The view at the top is well worth it. There is a mini bus if you don't fancy the walk up.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

You can take the bus up to the base of the monument or walk through the wood, which is nice however it's a good walk with a steel incline. The monument is over 200 steps and the sandstone spiral staircase is not very wide. You can stop three times on the way up to different floor explaining the history surrounding William Wallace . I have been twice this year and loved it both times. When you reach the top the 360degree view you get is by far one of the best.

Thank Anne Marie H
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

It was worth it to climb the 246 steps to reach the top. From there you will see a nice view, even see the Striling Castle. Also there are 3 levels where one can see items believed to have belonged to William Wallace including his sword and the short history of how the monument was built and Wallace's life among other things.

To get to the monument, you need to park at the carpark, purchase the ticket and you can choose to walk up hill through the woods or wait for a mini van. Also there is a picnic area and other walks and trails that start from the monument.

Thank Mark C
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