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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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scottish highlands
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Quite expensive.we used the shuttle bus as the hill is very steep.the spiral staicase inside the monument is steep and a bit claustrophobic. Meeting someone going the opposite way was a bit of a squeeze. Im not very fit but if you take one level at a time to catch your breath you should get to the top eventually. Beware... More

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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Must see in Stirling. This monument sticks up off a high limestone mountain so you can see it from the base of stirling. You pay at the bottom and then walk up (about 15 minutes) to the actual monument. Apparently there is a tram up there but it wasn't running the day we were there. You have to climb ALOT... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I took my older other here, and we were both excited about the stop. After we ate lunch at the café on sight, we purchased tickets only to be told that the shuttle to the monument wasn't running. My 65 year old mom with bad knees and hips attempted to walk up the rainy pedestrian path, but she could not... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely visit. A bit pricey but well worth it. Views spectacular from the top. Decided to walk rather than take minibus, quite a steep walk but again worthwhile.

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Keizer, Oregon
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

After seeing Braveheart a few times and reading about the history of Scotland I knew I had to see the William Wallace monument. I walked up the hill from the parking area to the tower. There is a shuttle if you want to save your legs for the 246 stair climb. The Tower has four levels so you climb about... More

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newcastle uk
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice modern visitor centre, small shop, cafe and clean loo's. Initial winding climb to the tower, fantastic views from here and seating...... now for the main climb, yes prepare for it, up the spiral staircase to the top, 3 good exhibition rooms on the way up to get your breath back! But really worth the effort, stunning views from the... More

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Wilmer, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The monument can be seen from just about any where near Stirling Castle. It is 67 meters tall and is a true tower. There is a viewing platform at the top, if you're game to climb the 246 steps to get there. Along the way you'll have stops to see artifacts , such as the Wallace Sword and statue heads... More

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Scotland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Monument is located at the top of a steep hill, but fortunately there is a free bus service available from the car park/visitor centre/cafe, up to the Monument (and back down) if required. The Monument itself is a very impressive structure with 246 steps, which wind up a fairly narrow staircase to the top where the views are stunning... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a must see in Scotland for all Braveheart fans! Great history, the walk up the monument is fairly steep and to the top is nearly 300 stairs. Worth the climb for the views and the exhibits. Highly recommend, just know that the climbing is some good exercise!

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As the monument to William Wallace appears out of mist on the bluff above Stirling it is without a doubt the most dominating and easily identifiable landmark in the area. At first the traveler may get the impression, due to the somewhat sinister appearance, that it is something out of the works of J.R. Tolken. It is truly an impressive... More

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