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National Wallace Monument, Stirling

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Learn the story of Scotland's Braveheart at National Wallace Monument. Wherever you are in Stirling, it's hard not to notice the 67 m (220 ft) Gothic tower looming above. The sandstone monument sitting atop Abbey Craig commemorates Sir William Wallace, a leader of the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. See Wallace's sword here, enter the Hall of Heroes to view more monuments to prominent Scots, and take in views of Stirling, Ben Lomond, and the Ochil Hills. For additional context and details about the site and Wallace, pick up an audio guide for a supplemental fee at the beginning of your visit. Using our custom trip planner, Stirling attractions like National Wallace Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We braved fierce winds and snow, but made it to the top. It was a bit scary (felt like I was going to be blown over the edge) but the views were totally worth it. 
    We braved fierce winds and snow, but made it to the top. It was a bit scary (felt like I was going to be blown over the edge) but the views were totally worth it.  more »
  • The monument was highly recommended to me through a Scotland travel group, so I added it to my itinerary. The walk up to the monument is a little challenging as you are going uphill. Once you get to.....  more
    The monument was highly recommended to me through a Scotland travel group, so I added it to my itinerary. The walk up to the monument is a little challenging as you are going uphill. Once you get to.....  more »
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  • A stunning place with an amazing view from the top of Stirling and beyond that stretches for many miles. It resembles a part of a Gothic rocket ready to explode into the air. You will need to spend a long time appreciating this amazing erection as there is so much to see. Each floor has a terrific display but surely the climax must be the view from the top. You must take pictures as it can be awe inspiring. Even on a cloudy day and the mist is swirling about it has that Gothic horror element of atmosphere. It truly is a brilliant experience. The staff are super helpful.
  • Absolutely stunning. Each room is informative. On a good day the views from the Crown are spectacular. 246 steps up and down so you need to be able to walk. The short walk up to the tower is very nice but there is a free shuttle. That way everyone can at least get to the foot of the monument.

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