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.
"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
Beautiful views from the top, well worth the climb up all them stairs, and thank God for the free bus going up and back, we had a cuppa and a sandwich in the cafe which was nice and there's a lovely gift shop.
Shelley W - Cardiff, United Kingdom
"AMAZING view, easy hike up"
They say 247 steps is a lot. But with breaks along the way (rooms you can enter) and the breeze coming through small windows, it's really not that bad. It's all worth the view up top. You can see all of Stirling, the castle... Everything. Takes your breath away!!!
"What a view!"
The monument is just outside the city of Stirling but a " must visit" from my point of view. Walk up if you can and enjoy the views before going into the Monument and learning all about Wallace and the history of the battles which occurred in the valley and on the wee bridge. The 360 degree views from the very top of the monument are amazing and unforgettable.
Keith J - Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
"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
A must see for all tourists. As you climb the steps to the top, there is levels, which you stop and learn more about Scotland and William Wallace. Once you reach the top, stop, and take in the beautiful views of Stirling and beyond. You will then receive your certificate to prove you climbed the steps as a memento of your visit. Not to be missed.
Claire_Kris - Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Wallace monument is well kept and very informative! Great views. A definite must see if your in the area.
Rachel M - Cairnbulg
"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
"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!
Be aware that this monument has a lot of stairs if you want to get to the top of the tower. But it is worth it! There are stops along the way with mini exhibits and lots of history to learn. Really provides an interesting perspective of Scotland and Scottish tradition. Additionally, there is a bit of a hike to the monument and if you cannot manage it ask about the van that take you right up to the monument instead. The views both from the bottom and the top of the monument are wonderful.
ymeroe - Accra, Ghana
"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 - Beulah, Michigan
"Great for families with teens"
The monument is stunning from the bottom of the hill. Shuttle van service was excellent. Lots of stairs but well worth the views. We thoroughly enjoyed this Scottish treasure.
This was a great monument to visit. Although a bit of a climb to top, it was worth every step! Views from top incredible. Would highly recommended a visit.
CarrieP322 - Ocala
"Braveheart would be proud!"
A fabulous piece of architecture which reflects the true history of Scotland's own Braveheart. Each floor portrays different elements of Mediaeval Scottish history.
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