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National Wallace Monument

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Address: Stirling, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1786 472140
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A national hero - a national landmark. The National Wallace Monument...

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.

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Interesting history

Interesting history and great views, there is a fair bit of a walk to the monument but i think they had a car service if you are unable to walk up a hill. Beautiful views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Umina, New South Wales, Australia

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Umina, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting history and great views, there is a fair bit of a walk to the monument but i think they had a car service if you are unable to walk up a hill. Beautiful views.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Watch the presentation; climb the - very steep - spiral staircase, stopping off at the exhibits on the way, including William Wallace's huge two-handed sword; see the amazing view over the Carse of Stirling, the meandering River Forth, Stirling Castle and mountains of the Trossachs. Also has a lovely cafe to refresh you after your climb. One word of warning,... More 

Thank Linda G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The monument is in a great location. It's an eye catching tower and full of interesting historical facts and displays. If you're lucky enough to get a good day (or even just a dry day), there are lovely walks around the monument.

Thank Mhairi B
Annan Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the walk up the hill, or you can get the courtesy bus. You can visit the exterior for free but pay to go in. There are 246 steps to climb to the top with fantastic views from the top. There are rooms at intervals on the way up which breaks the climb and shows the history including the huge... More 

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Buckinghamshire England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was a useful bus to take you up the steep hill if need it. Once at the top the views are wonderful, as they are from the castle nearby. The exhibition centred on the battle of Stirling but no information on how Wallace was betrayed. The next panel after the end of the battle of Stirling was 9 years... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you visit this site you have to remember that when it was built in the 1800s no one had seen vistas from planes or skyscrapers. To climb the stairs of the Wallace Monument would have been incredibly rare and special. Definitely go and if you are able, walk up. Avoid the shuttle. And keep your eye out for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have wanted to climb the monument for years, as last time I was here it was closed! I cheated a bit this time and jumped on the courtesy mini bus to the actual monument. Lovely driver, telling me all about it and insisted that I took my time to climb! It's 246 steps up to the top round windy stone... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You see the monument even coming into town, standing out on the hill, so already your interest is peaked. I walked out to the monument from the centre of town, which took about 45 minutes. It is worth the walk if the day is nice. The walk takes you over old Stirling Bridge, the site of the battle Wallace won,... More 

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barrie, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a bit of history told from within the walls. If the history doesn't attract you then go to the top for the view - ABSOLUTELY stunning! Highly recommend going!

Thank Matthew P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on First day whilst in Stirling. we came here years ago when children were little little! - but since then my daughter who has a Orthopaedic Problem and is severely limited to distance covered. We emailed the centre to see if they still ran the little shuttle bus -which they did. these were great literally one every... More 

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