Situated on the rock of Abbey Craig just north east of the city, the romantic and distinctive stone tower of the National Wallace Monument contains four storeys, with an elaborate crown structure at its top. Built in 1869 in honour of Scotland's best loved hero, it overlooks the scene of the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, where Sir William Wallace and his troops defeated King Edward's English army.
You'll be able to see Wallace's sword, which is on display in the first floor Hall of Arms, and learn about Sir William's rise from obscurity to military leader. The Hall of Heroes on the second floor tells the story of Scots who followed in Wallace's steps, making their mark on the country. In the Royal Chamber on the third floor, you can learn about the Battle of Stirling Bridge itself. You even go up to the crown structure on top of the building, where breath-taking views await!
There are regular First bus services to the monument, departing from Goosecroft Road (opposite Stirling Railway Station). Services 52 and UL (Unilink) stop outside the Monument.