William Wallace attractions
Scale the 246 steps of the National Wallace Monument to be rewarded with some spectacular views across Stirling and the Trossachs. Built in Victorian times, it's one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks. See the mighty Wallace Sword and learn about how the Battle of Stirling Bridge, 1297, was fought and won.
Explore Roslin Glen Country Park in Midlothian and find Wallace's Cave. The glen is the site of the Battle of Rosslyn 1303. Wallace and the brave Scots defeated a superior English force.
Legend has it that Wallace married his wife Marion Braidfute in St Kentigern's Church in Lanark. The town is also said to have other connections to Wallace, which you can discover at Lanark Museum.
Visit St Machar's Cathedral in Aberdeen, a place associated with the hero's gruesome end. In London in 1305 he was tried and sentenced to a traitor's death. Wallace was hung, drawn and quartered, and pieces of his body were sent to different parts of the country. His arm is said to be buried within the walls of the church.
Head to Robroyston in Glasgow to Wallace's Well, which is said to be where Wallace enjoyed his last drink as a free man before he was betrayed and captured by English soldiers at a nearby farmhouse in 1305. The Wallace Monument, a 20ft high granite Celtic Cross near Robroyston Road, was built in 1900 at the said nearby farmhouse to honour and commemorate Wallace for his bravery and dedication.
In the city centre, near the Necropolis, the Bell o'the Brae in the High Street recognises the Battle of the Bell o'the Brae when, in 1297, Wallace rode from Ayr to Glasgow with 300 horsemen to bravely defend the city against its English invaders.
In 2016, a new William Wallace monument which commemorates the battle was erected near the Necropolis, as it is close to the spot where Wallace took over Glasgow Castle after defeating an English garrison of 1,000 men.