The Wallace Monument in Stirling the top visitor attraction commemorating William Wallace is within easy reach of Loch Lomond.
A national landmark – a national hero
Within an hour’s driving distance from Loch Lomond & the Trossachs stands Stirling’s renowned landmark, commemorating the life of Sir William Wallace, and overlooking the scene of his greatest victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.
Inside the Monument you can listen to the trial which led to Wallace’s brutal execution at the hands of Edward I, and see the battlesword which struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.
From the Monument’s crown you can take in the magnificent views across the heart of Scotland.
Free Parking, Courtesy Bus Service to The Monument, Audio Tour (5 languages), Legends Coffee House, Souvenir & Gift Shop.
Standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling, The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the Wallace Monument) commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero.
The tower was constructed in the 19th century. Built in the Victorian Gothic style, the sandstone tower monument is 67 metres (220 feet) in height. Visitors climb the 246-step spiral staircase to the viewing gallery inside the monument's crown, which provides expansive views of the Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley.
Abbey Craig, on which it stands, is a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
A number of artifacts believed to belong to Wallace are on display inside the monument, including the Wallace Sword, and a 1.68-metre (5 ft 6 in) long claymore. Inside is also a Hall of Heroes, a series of busts of famous Scots, effectively a small national Hall of Fame.
Abbey Craig, Hillsfoot Road, Causewayhead, Stirling