Latest News from the National Wallace Monument

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  • Wallace’s Capture

    3rd Aug 2016

    Wallace’s Capture

    Did you know that the 5th August marks the date that William Wallace was captured in 1305? Join us on Friday for special actor performances to find out more about that fateful day and what lay in store for the Scottish leader. Wallace was imprisoned at Dumbarton Castle, and this is when his sword was […]

  • Stirling City Pass

    21st Jul 2016

    Stirling City Pass

    See Stirling’s top attractions for one great price with the Stirling City Pass The Stirling City Pass includes entry into The National Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, The Battle of Bannockburn Experience and Stirling Old Town Jail, as well as over £50 of local discounts and offers. The City Pass is valid for two days, leaving you plenty […]

  • A great day out for all the family!

    13th Jul 2016

    A great day out for all the family!

    6 of the top things your kids will enjoy during their visit to The National Wallace Monument: Coming face-to-face with William Wallace and other medieval warriors in our actor performances Standing next to Wallace’s legendary battle-sword Counting the stairs on the way to the top The incredible view from the Crown Seeing the medieval armour […]

  • A William Wallace Wedding

    20th Jun 2016

    A William Wallace Wedding

    Congratulations to William Wallace and Sue Orr! William and Sue, who live in Liverpool, decided to get married at The National Wallace Monument, and really there isn’t a more fitting location that they could have chosen. Every wedding at The National Wallace Monument is unique, but the opportunity to host the wedding ceremony of William […]

  • J. T. Rochead’s Original Architectural Designs

    6th Jun 2016

    J. T. Rochead’s Original Architectural Designs

    The National Wallace Monument was built between 1861 and 1869 and designed by Edinburgh-born architect J. T. Rochead. A selection of digitised versions of J. T. Rochead’s original plans of the famous Scottish landmark will be unveiled in an outdoor display during a special weekend, from 24th – 26th June, to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Innovation, […]

  • New Volunteer Opportunities

    24th May 2016

    New Volunteer Opportunities

    at Stirling’s famous landmark Every year – Stirling’s National Wallace Monument welcomes over 100,000 visitors – who come to discover for themselves the life and the legacy of the patriot and martyr who came to be recognised as Scotland’s National Hero.  Almost 150 years have passed since the Monument first opened its doors to the […]

  • Design Your Own Monument!

    31st Mar 2016

    Design Your Own Monument!

    Ahead of the 155th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone in June we have asked local school pupils to design their own monument for William Wallace and send us their entries by the 10th June. The National Wallace Monument was designed by architect John Thomas Rochead and built between 1861-1869.  This year, as part of […]

  • Dusting Off Wallace Monument Memorabilia

    22nd Mar 2016

    Dusting Off Wallace Monument Memorabilia

    We’ve kicked off a campaign to collect memorabilia featuring The National Wallace Monument from years gone by, to mark the 155th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone. Guide books, newspaper articles, photographs and gift items will form part of a display during ‘A Victorian Masterpiece’, our special weekend that will take place between […]

  • Earth Hour

    18th Mar 2016

    Earth Hour

    The National Wallace Monument will be taking part in Earth Hour at 8:30PM on Saturday 19th March 2016. The flood lights will be turned off for an hour as we join in the global movement which asked you to turn off all non-essential lights from 8.30PM-9:30PM, and use that time to focus on your commitment to […]

  • VisitScotland

    18th Mar 2016

    VisitScotland

    If you are wondering what else there is to do in Stirling, just watch this great VisitScotland city snapshot video which highlights just a few of the many interesting places to visit in the city any time of year!