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National Wallace Monument

Stirling, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
178-647-2140
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A national hero - a national landmark. The National Wallace Monument stands proudly on The Abbey Craig, outside the historic city of Stirling, and... more » Owner description: A national hero - a national landmark. The National Wallace Monument stands proudly on The Abbey Craig, outside the historic city of Stirling, and tells the thrilling story of Sir William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland, Patriot and Martyr. « less
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is a lovely monument and I have been up it on several occasions. This time I was very interested in the display about the building of the monument.

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Wear comfy shoes and enjoy the walk, (3 different routes) to the monument. The shortest route takes about 10 minutes. All are up hill due to the location of the monument. A mini bus does shuttle up and down between the visitor centre and monument ever 10 minutes or so. The monument is wonderfully preserved and the exhibits inside are... More

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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had been meaning to visit for a long time and finally made it. Very nice setting and some great views even outside the monument for which you do not need to pay for. I will probably return at some point and do some of the nearby walks. The entrance fee seems steep for what is inside when you compare to... More

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This tower is full of stories about William Wallace and cronies. It too is a must when in Stirling.The views are out of this world from the top of the tower but you have to walk up the 246 steps to get there passing 3 levels of history on your way.It's a MUST!

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Santander
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

don't forget your camera when you visit this place. An excellent way to tell the story of the battle on the bridge. Great views from the top. They offer a courtesy vehicle but when possible enjoy the walk.

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Brownsburg, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Let me just say that I was a bit worried I wouldn't make it to the top of this monument (246 stairs!). But there are breaks! I think there were 3 floors with rooms that you pop into while working up for the next bit of stairs. The staircase is tight and gets awkward if you run into someone coming... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The exhibits in the Monument have all been freshly redone, and I have to say overall I greatly like the improvements. There were a number of parts that felt extremely dated before, but the money seems to have been well spent. If you can handle heights (my dad has some trouble with the upper levels of this tower, mainly because... More

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Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We arrived just before last admission so it was a hurried visit but it would have been much better if you left a bit of time. The mini-bus wasn't running so we had to walk up from the visitor centre. It's quite steep but not a problem. LOTS of steps. Those spiral staircases will get you! But completely worth the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

After a 1k walk up a very steep hill (the bus driver was at lunch when we got there :( ), once you reach the summit of the hill the views are stunning. Unfortunately, after that walk up the hill my knee wasn't about to let me do the 246 stairs to the top. Such a pity, I'd have loved... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very good monument. Great views. History boards. Gift shop too expensive though, yet you don't have to buy if you don't want anything.

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