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“Best exercise ever”

National Wallace Monument
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US$47.70*
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Highland Lochs and William Wallace Day Trip from Glasgow
Ranked #3 of 63 things to do in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best exercise ever”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Arriving at the place was told there was a choice of a courtesy bus to the top of the monument or you can make your way by path , bonus the driver was very helpful , then when I began the walk up the 246 stairs to the top of the monument the information was good the history was detailed and set out it was a good place to see .

Visited August 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Strenuous but worth it”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We arrived at the visitor centre and paid our entrance fee - the car park was packed but we managed to find a space. The centre has a cafe , shop and toilets then there is a brisy 10-15 minute walk up a steep hill to get to the tower - this is quite hard going and the path is not the best but there is a shuttle bus if you think you're not up to it.

There are good views from the base of the tower then it is a case of up the winding stairways - you go up and come down the same stairway so be prepared to squeeze past other tourists. There are stops on each floor with small exhibitions which are fun and informative. The view from the top is really good, worth the climb.

The cafe is pricey, as you would expect, but the food was alright.

Visited August 2014
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Crookwell, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth the climb”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Really enjoyed the views and the experience of history. The walk up the hill was a bit much for older people! We would have taken the courtesy bus, if we had known!

Visited July 2014
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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth the climb”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Took the courtesy bus up to the tower. Climbed the 246 steps up the narrow spiral, 3 separate levels for a rest with interesting exhibitions. Views from top breathtaking if somewhat windy. We were lucky enough to listen to an actor telling the tale Battle of Stirling Bridge. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Go there!”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

If you are in Stirling, go there. The view from the top is just amazing. Stirling from one side, Ochil hills from the other side. Probably the best thing to see in Stirling area.

Visited September 2013
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