National Wallace Monument
Visit the National Wallace Monument with Scottish Guided Tours
The Royal Burgh of Stirling is a very popular destination when visiting Scotland. A fantastic addition to our Stirling Castle day Tour is the National Wallace Monument. The Wallace Monument is a must-see! A fun and informative attraction to add to your private tour of Scotland.
How to get to The Wallace Monument
Stirling is ideally situated about an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and a real highlight on some of the best Scotland day tours.
As such, you can add Stirling to your guided tour of Scotland making this sightseeing tour one of the best Scotland day tours – Contact us
Alternatively, Stirling can be reached by a regular train service from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. After arriving in Stirling, the local bus or a taxi can take you to the National Wallace Monument.
The Wallace Monument tour is a unique opportunity to explore Stirling and the legend of Sir William Wallace. A real-life 13th-century Scottish warrior and freedom fighter. William Wallace is such an important figure in Scottish history and the monument is testament to that.
William Wallace or ‘Braveheart’ and his small army, famously defeat the large English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in the year 1297.
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Getting to the top of the National Wallace Monument
We park in the car park next the “Legends”cafe. The cafe is great for lunch, coffee or snacks.
We then have two options to get to the top of the hill.
A complimentary bus, which leaves from just outside Legends Cafe or a 15-minute hike up the steep path are our options !!
The battle is only half won !!
The National Wallace monument itself, involves 246 steps once inside the tower.
Rewarding views to Stirling Castle and the surrounding area await from the highest point of the tower.
Exhibitions on every floor provide great historical information and a welcome breather as you climb the steps.
Buy entrance tickets at the bottom visitor centre or at the entrance at the top.
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The huge 19th Century tower, dedicated to Sir William Wallace stands on the shoulder of the Abbey Craig. The Abbey Craig or “crag” is a hilltop overlooking Stirling.
The 220ft tower completed in 1869 in an outstanding visitor attraction in the heart of the city of Stirling.
In addition to a National Wallace Monument tour, Stirling is famous for its castle.
The most important Castle in Scotland.
What's inside the Wallace Monument?
The National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle are must-see attractions in Scotland.
Add the National Wallace Monument to your guided tour itinerary.
Together with the surrounding views of Stirling Castle, a tour of the National Wallace Monument is a unique addition to your private day tour.
Inside the National Wallace Monument, you will discover the story of Sir William Wallace. A superb audiovisual show tells of the Battle of Stirling Bridge and Wallace’s story.
‘Braveheart’ was of course played by Mel Gibson in an epic Hollywood version of Scottish history, and as entertaining as it was (one of my favourite movies) definitely not very accurate. But, we won! So its okay !!
A fantastic and emotive experience and very important in Scottish history.
Climbing to the top of the Wallace Monument is a challenge, but the views to Stirling Castle are fantastic. The monuments various floors have exhibitions, a gift shop and restroom facilities.
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Bannockburn and its battlefield are not far from the National Wallace Monument. As a result, an absolute must-see. In 1314, King Robert the Bruce scored a huge victory over the English forces of Edward II of England. A victory not possible without the sacrifice of Sir William Wallace some years before. The short walk to the statue is an opportunity to hear the tale of the battle and admire the beautiful views of the Highlands.
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