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National Wallace Monument
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Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Stirling
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

If you like Braveheart this it the place to see. There is a climb of 246 steps to get to the top but the view is worth every step!

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My wife and I visited the Wallace Monument on 15th April and had a most informative and enjoyable time.

This positive visit started with the friendly welcome from the young lady on duty at the cash desk followed by the driver who took us up to the foot of the tower. The exhibits were most interestiing, especially Wallace's sword.

It is especially heartwarming to learn that the money to build the tower was raised by public subscription and the Tower is still in the care of a Trust not a Public Body. After all Wallace was and still is a hero of the people.

A nice cup of coffee rounded off the visit on our return to the shop area.

We would certainly recommend this as a must do if you are in the area.

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SDTMktg, Marketing Manager at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Thank-you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent visit to The Monument - we were delighted to learn that you found the experience so meaningful. The Monument is a truly striking feature on the landscape, and it conveys a powerful message to so many visitors.

We appreciated your kind comments, and we hope you will visit the Stirling area again soon.

Ken Thomson (Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Wallace Monument was very good. The only criticism i would give it is that there are only one set of stairs so if you go at peak times we will meet someone coming in the other direction which could cause problems if they are large in size, elderly or people with children. I found this caused a couple of problems. The price as well is a little dear for what it is, all in all its a tower with a good view and a couple of rooms explaining the history. We enjoyed the tower and the view is amazing but when its busy its a bit of a squeeze. The car park at the bottom of the hill means you can either walk to the tower or get a mini bus which takes groups of people. We walked and the walk is nice and the grounds are nice but the mini bus is good if you have children or elderly people who may struggle to walk up the hill. Also good if its raining but again if theres a lot of people the wait for the bus could be a while and theres no where really to wait. Would recommend it

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you are in Stirling to see the castle, you MUST take the time to go over to the Monument. The monument itself is stunning and visible from miles around sitting atop the mound a few miles from the castle. If you are able to make the 246-steps to the top, you will have the most amazing vista of the city, the famous Stirling Bridge, and the castle. Did I mention the SWORD?! Supposedly, this edifice houses Wallace's sword. It is most impressive, and being a romantic at heart, I want to believe that it really is! I'll be back!

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

246 steps to reach the top with great views of the Scottish countryside. Wear a jacket or sweater because it gets very windy at the top. You climb up a narrow circular stone staircase with several rest stops along the way where there are exhibits, statues and portraits along with benches to sit on. Also the same narrow stairway is used to go up and down. If you have difficulty walking I'd skip it, otherwise it's a great site. We ate lunch in the cafeteria at the visitor's center near the parking lot. Good for a quick bite and a drink. If there's a tour bus, the seating area will fill up quickly.

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