National Wallace Monument

Monuments & Ruins

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

    Renew your acquaintance with Scotland's legendary freedom fighter by visiting the National Wallace Monument.

    Scale the summit of the 220 ft sandstone tower, which sits atop Abbey Craig, for panoramic sights of the whole of Stirling, reaching from the Forth Valley to the Ochil Hills.

    Inside Wallace Monument you will learn about the turbulent events leading up to Scotland's momentous victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, listen to Wallace's trial in London at the hands of Edward I, and see his battlesword, a huge blade that reached well over 5 ft in length.

    Choose a souvenir of your visit in the gift shop, relax in Legends Coffee House or experience the Hall of Heroes, a series of ornate busts celebrating Scotland’s most famous historical figures.

    The tower was designed by architect John Thomas Rochead and completed in 1869. Built in Victorian Gothic style, the main spiral staircase encompasses 246 steps.


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


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


    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • Switch Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


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


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

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

    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).

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