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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.



January Opening Times

The Opening Times for the Monument will be subject to change during January 2015, to enable essential maintenance work to be undertaken, including the completion of restoration and conservation work on the building’s stained glass windows. Scheduled closure periods are subject to change at short notice in the event of inclement weather – for up to date information please call (01786) 472140, or see www.facebook.com/NationalWallaceMonument

OPENING TIMES - January 2015
1st JanuaryCLOSED (including The Visitor Reception Centre and Legends Coffee House)
2nd – 11th JanuaryOPEN EVERY DAY (10:30am – 4:00pm)
12th – 13th JanuaryCLOSED (The Visitor Reception Centre and Legends Coffee House will be open as normal from 10:30am to 4:00pm)
14th – 15th JanuaryCLOSED (including The Visitor Reception Centre and Legends Coffee House)
16th JanuaryCLOSED (The Visitor Reception Centre and Legends Coffee House will be open as normal from 10:30am to 4:00pm)
17th – 18th JanuaryOPEN (10:30am – 4:00pm) (Access to some areas of the Monument may be restricted)
19th – 23rd JanuaryCLOSED (The Visitor Reception Centre and Legends Coffee House be open as normal from 10:30am to 4:00pm)
24th – 31st JanuaryOPEN EVERY DAY (10:30am – 4:00pm)

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Relax – in The Keeper’s Lodge

Keeper's Lodge

The Keeper’s Lodge in the ground floor of The Monument has been refurbished – creating a comfortable corner where visitors can relax. Originally part of the accommodation provided for the caretaker (who was appointed as the ‘keeper’ when the Monument opened in 1869), it is ideal for any visitors who are unable to climb the stairs within the Monument, and refreshments and snacks are available.


Acoustiguide Tour of The Monument

A new audio tour is now available for visitors to the Monument – with a commentary in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, describing all of the building’s features and highlights. Handsets are available for hire (£2) at the Reception Desk in the ground floor area of the Monument.





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