National Wallace Monument

Monuments & Ruins

Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Road, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK9 5LF

    A national landmark, where visitors discover the life and legacy of the patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace. See Wallace’s legendary battle-sword - the centerpiece of the magnificent Hall of Heroes, and enjoy panoramic views from the Crown.

    Welcome to The National Wallace Monument 

    One of the most distinctive landmarks on the Stirling skyline - The National Wallace Monument commemorates the Scottish patriot and martyr who triumphed over King Edward's army at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. 

    As you climb towards the crown of the famous tower, each level tells the story of Scotland's National Hero, and shows how his part in the history of Scotland has been recognised through the generations -

    • The Hall of Arms shows how The Battle of Stirling Bridge was fought and won, and how the weapons of the time were used by Scottish and English warriors, with a film depicting Wallace and Andrew de Moray in conversation after the encounter.
    • The Hall of Heroes tells the story of how Wallace has been acclaimed as Scotland's first National Hero.  The centrepiece in this gallery is the Wallace Sword, which struck fear into the hearts of Wallace's enemies.  Surrounding the sword are the busts of Scottish heroes from Robert the Bruce to Robert Burns, each telling a story about their place in Scotland's history.
    • On the third floor you can discover the story behind the building of the Monument, and younger visitors will be able to have a go at building their own monument!  

    From the crown of the Monument - the panoramic views stretch out towards Loch Lomond, The Pentland Hills, Fife, and The Firth of Forth.  

     


     

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
    10:30am - 4:00pm
    1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
    10:00am - 6:00pm
    1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Self Service
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome Please phone in advance
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route

    Road Directions

    The National Wallace Monument is located just outside Stirling - and is signposted from the City Centre and from the A91.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Visitors arriving at Stirling Railway Station can travel to The Monument by taxi (available from the rank directly in front of the main station entrance), or by local bus services which depart frequently from Stirling Bus Station (adjacent).

    Transport within Scotland

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