Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice. You can now search our website to see what businesses are open and signed up to the Good to Go scheme. Find more advice on exploring Scotland during Covid-19 on our dedicated page.

The Wallace Monument
Stirling

SIR WILLIAM WALLACE AND KING ROBERT THE BRUCE

From £15 per adult

Departure days

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S

January — December

Book now

Luxury private hire tour for 1 to 4 people. We do not charge per person. The vehicle hire is 45 pounds sterling per hour. Tour length 2.5 hours.

William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce are perhaps two of the bravest and most well known Scottish men. They fought for our country´s independence from the English during the late 13th. and early 14th. centuries. We begin the tour in Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, at Dunfermline Abbey where you can see the tomb of King Robert the Bruce. Please note that entry is free but The Abbey is not open to the public on week days during winter. Standing next to the Abbey is the Palace, now a beautifully maintained ruin. It is the birthplace of King Charles I and the burial place of a long list of Scottish Kings and Queens, including Alexander III, his wife Queen Margaret, Queen Elizabeth, wife to King Robert the Bruce, King Donald III, King Edgar, King David I, King Alexander I, King Duncan II, King Malcom IV plus several of their queens and Saint Margaret, Scotland´s only royal saint and wife of King Malcolm III.

Now travelling from Dunfermline to the Wallace Monument, built as a memorial to William Wallace, we take the scenic ‘hillfoots’ road which extends along the southern extremity of the Ochil Hills following the old ‘Kings Highway’ which was used during Royal progressions from Stirling Castle to Falkland Palace in the 16th century. En route we pass through Dollar, Tillicoultry, Alva and Menstrie. The national Wallace Monument is stunning and well worth the visit. It has almost 250 steps to the top but it is very rewarding, offering one of the best views in central Scotland, including the site of Wallace’s victory over the English at Stirling Bridge. The original wooden bridge has long since disappeared and has been replaced by a 15th century stone bridge. In the ‘Hall of Heroes’ you can see the magnificent Wallace broadsword, almost five and a half feet in length. Wallace is reputed to have been 6’5” in height, a true giant of his time, when most soldiers averaged around 5ft in height.

Next we go to the centre of nearby Stirling where the castle is situated, regarded as crucial to holding Scotland during the wars for independence. The castle changed hands many times over a turbulent 50 year period. Mary Queen of Scots, amongst others was crowned here, likewise many royals and nobles have been born, baptised, died and even murdered within its fine walls. Highly rated as a visitor attraction featuring prominently on tour sites, it became home to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlander regiment and now houses the regimental museum. The last site on this tour is the Bannockburn visitors centre. Built on the site of the famous and decisive battle, a landmark in the course of Scottish history, when King Robert the Bruce defeated a much larger English force.

The length of this tour is approx. 4 hours, including coffee and lunch break. If you wish to visit any of the attractions, time must be added to your tour accordingly. Please contact us for advice. Please note the price for this tour is 45 pounds per hour, for 1 - 4 people, we do not charge per person. For further information contact us at www.fifetours.com

Contact details

fifetours.com
40
MacPherson Avenue
Dunfermline
Scotland
KY11 8XA
Starting
Dunfermline Edinburgh Kirkcaldy, Leven and District
Length
2
Hours
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English Spanish
Themes
Castles Film and TV History Photography

Tour prices

From

  • £15 Per Adult
Book now

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Attractions

Tour company information

fifetours.com

We are a family owned luxury private tour and transfer company for up to 8 passengers. Our aim is to show you the very best of The Kingdom of Fife, Central Scotland, Edinburgh and the Borders. We offer a range of tours and also the ability to have a bespoke tour, where you can visit exactly what YOU want to visit. You will be driven in privacy, safety and comfort, stopping where YOU want to stop and spending the time YOU want to spend at any given location. We also offer airport and social event transfers. Call us today to discuss YOUR tour of beautiful Scotland or transfer.

Opening times

We are open to discuss your requirements 9am - 6pm Monday to Sunday all year. Tours are any day of the week you choose, with a start and finish time convenient to you.

Social Channels

Cookie Policy

VisitScotland uses cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies. Please read our privacy and cookies statement for more information.