Welcome to The National Wallace Monument
Standing tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, and overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.
This is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace, patriot, martyr and Guardian of Scotland.
For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace. Make The National Wallace Monument the high point of your visit to Stirling.
"Excellent venue and cafe"
This place gets better and better - wonderful welcome and cafe. Cafe can be used without visiting monument too. The visit is well worth it for history and the views from the top of the monument are second to none.
Smilingcustomer - Stirling
"Must See for History Buffs"
Visiting this Monument was very moving for us. Having Scottish heritage and knowing how William Wallace's bravery led to a very important victory in the battle for Scottish independence made this a must see!!
LovinLifeBigTime - Louisiana
"Well worth the hike! (There is a free shuttle too)"
This is the place you have to visit if you go to Stirling! The monument commemorates William Wallace, know to some as Braveheart, one of Scotland's greatest heroes! The views from the top are spectacular! They certainly picked the right spot when they built it a few hundred years ago!
"Very informative visit"
You have a choice of walking up the track or going in a mini bus, we chose the walk up and down and were not disappointed. Very interesting visit giving the true history of Wallace and the period during which he lived. Amazing view from the top, well worth the climb up the spiral stairway (246 steps).
Ali M - Ukraine
"Amazing piece of history"
A great day out when it's sunny whether it's with your girlfriend or your wife and kids. Lots of great sights on your way up and at the top of the monument. There's a nice cafe and gift shop so you can take some gifts back too. Definitely worth checking out.
Darrens1994 - Glasgow
Fabulous experience! Great actors; excellent attendants and fairly priced - completely recommend this spot!
Tawny409 - Canada
"A highlight of our visit to Scotland"
This Victorian era monument to Scotland's most well known hero cannot be missed. Climb the 250+ circular stone stairs to the top for spectacular views of the highlands and across the valley to Stirling Castle. Even with wind blowing 25 knots, you will be entranced with the views from the top (hold tight to your camera!).
Helen D - Michigan
Had a wonderful visit here. Good walk up to monument and very interesting inside. Look out for William Wallace's sword. Huge it is!! Lots of interesting historical information included so take the time to read it all. Ensure you get to the very top for the view over Stirling. Walk through the woods on the way down I had a few deer for company.
Colin C - Mid Calder, Scotland
"A MUST if visiting Scotland!"
If you are visiting Scotland then this is a must-see. The Monument stands above Abbey Craig and a small bus will take you up to the very top. From there you can take the steps up to the top of the Tower while actors clad in the armour of the time recall tales from the battlefield as well as the life and legacy of Sir William Wallace. If you get hungry or just want to relax then visit the Legends coffee house which caters for all tastes, from soup to a good selection of cakes. There is also a shop catering for history buffs and both big kids and small. Everyone seems to love the ever popular William Wallace t-shirt!
fabi73 - Glasgow
Fantastic experience and well worth a visit. You learn so much and if you can make it to the top of the monument, the views are incredible. Number of trails to walk too or enjoy a picnic around the grounds. The gift shop and cafe are worth checking out too. All very friendly staff.
271Louisa - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"Breath taking view.....for miles and miles!"
Even at the foot of the tower, the view is tremendous but if you can, we recommend taking the 200 odd steps to the top to see right across to the Forth Road bridges. All material within the 3 tower rooms has been pitched at the right level and all ages can gleam a real history about Wallace. Staff all very friendly especially the bus driver! Popped into Legends cafe on the way down. Definitely worth a visit and competitively priced. We'll be back.
"History coming to life"
All I can say about this is go along and see for yourself, you wont be disappointed. Plenty to see and get involved in. I had a great time there and learnt so much more than I already knew.
Rob D - Winterton
"The most amazing place"
I have been visiting the Wallace monument for years and I love it, the walk up the hill is tiring but worth every minute, there is a mini bus if you prefer it, the views before you climb the monument are breathtaking, once inside, there is the history of William Wallace, and climb to the top for amazing views for miles.
S H - York, United Kingdom
"A must see"
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Scotland. Worth every stair climber, stunning panoramic views of Scotland including Stirling castle. Fascinating history and beautiful sights.
Jessica H - Utah