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National Wallace Monument

Inspect the legendary sword of a Scottish hero as you climb the levels of this impressive tower shrine on a hill.

The National Wallace Monument is a tower of Gothic Revival design atop the Abbey Craig hilltop. It is a shrine to the iconic Scottish hero Sir William Wallace, a leader of the Wars of Scottish Independence. The statue, which was constructed in 1869, is a major symbol of Scottish national identity and pride. Gaze up at the 220-foot (67-meter) sandstone tower that marks the spot where Wallace allegedly watched the preparations of the English Army.

Climb the short, steep hill to reach the monument and note the preserved Victorian statue of Wallace on one corner. Enter the tower for displays about the Scottish legend and his victory over English forces. The Hall of Arms has exhibits and a film about the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Make your way to the Hall of Heroes, which contains the fearsome Wallace Sword. Browse depictions of other military national heroes from the Middle Ages, including Robert Burns and Robert the Bruce. The top floor has an exhibit on the construction of this tower. Appreciate the panoramic views of Loch Lomond, the Pentland Hills and the Firth of Forth from the crown of the tower.

Take a break from history at Legends Coffee House. Purchase items such as the Braveheart Bear and a replica of Wallace’s sword from the Souvenir and Gift Shop.

This Scottish legend inspired the Hollywood movie Braveheart starring Mel Gibson. An artist crafted a sculpture of the character with the face of the actor. This was installed in the parking lot for several years before being removed due to local opposition.

Pay a fee to visit the monument and take advantage of discounts for kids and families. The site opens daily from morning until afternoon, with later closing times in summer.

Find the National Wallace Monument in the northeastern section of Stirling on a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey.


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Hotel Colessio

Hotel Colessio

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Stirling, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Town Jail and Stirling Castle. National Wallace Monument and University of Stirling are also within 3 miles (5 km). Stirling Station is 12 minutes by foot.

    The Stirling Highland Hotel £64
    The Stirling Highland Hotel

    The Stirling Highland Hotel

       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Stirling, this spa hotel is steps away from Old Town Jail and Tolbooth. Smith Art Gallery and Museum and Stirling Castle are also within 10 minutes. Stirling Station is 13 minutes by foot.

      The Old Tram-House Apartments
      The Old Tram-House Apartments

      The Old Tram-House Apartments

      42 Causewayhead Road, Stirling, Scotland
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Stirling, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Stirling Bridge, National Wallace Monument, and University of Stirling. Stirling Castle is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Stirling Station is 24 minutes by foot.

        Craigard B&B £79
        Craigard B&B

        Craigard B&B

           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Old Stirling Bridge, National Wallace Monument and University of Stirling. Stirling Castle is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Stirling Station is 25 minutes by foot.

          Beech Court
          Beech Court

          Beech Court

             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Stirling, this golf hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Stirling, Stirling Castle and National Wallace Monument. Old Stirling Bridge and Tolbooth are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Willow Court
            Willow Court

            Willow Court

               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Stirling, this golf hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Stirling, Stirling Castle and National Wallace Monument. Old Stirling Bridge and Tolbooth are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Great Views to one of Scotland's Biggest Tourist Attractions, Wallace Monument
              Great Views to one of Scotland's Biggest Tourist Attractions, Wallace Monument

              Great Views to one of Scotland's Biggest Tourist Attractions, Wallace Monument

              34 Dunster Road, 34, Stirling, SCT
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Stirling, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Stirling Bridge, National Wallace Monument, and University of Stirling. Stirling Castle is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Stirling Station is 24 minutes by foot.

                Leworin
                Leworin

                Leworin

                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Stirling, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Stirling Bridge, National Wallace Monument, and University of Stirling. Stirling Castle is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Stirling Station is 24 minutes by foot.