Latest News from the National Wallace Monument

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  • 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 […]

  • An Historic Opportunity!

    30th Mar 2016

    An Historic Opportunity!

    Appointment of Board Members to play a vital role in the preservation of Stirling’s heritage Stirling District Tourism Limited, a charitable partnership organisation, is the custodian of  The National Wallace Monument, one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks. The company has recently made major investments in renovation and modernisation projects, including new exhibitions, visitor facilities and […]

  • 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


    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!

  • Stirling Observer 8th March

    9th Mar 2016

    Stirling Observer 8th March

    If you are starting to plan where to go and what to do with the children over the Easter break the read 5 things to do in Stirling during the Easter holidays There will be regular actor performances at The National Wallace Monument on the 25th to 28th March and throughout April. For more information […]

  • The Thing About Chaos

    9th Feb 2016

    The Thing About Chaos

    Glasgow based blog The Thing About Chaos reviewed the Monument in early February 2016 and watched the new actor presentation Monument Memories. Despite the cold weather they had a great time at the Monument. Seriously – I cannot recommend this day out enough if you have little ones and are looking for something to do. […]

  • New Offer

    1st Jan 2016

    New Offer

    Heroes of Scotland Uncover the history behind the First War of Scottish Independence in two of Stirling’s top attractions and learn more about two of Scotland’s greatest heroes – William Wallace and Robert the Bruce! From the 4th January to the end of February The National Wallace Monument and The Battle of Bannockburn Experience will […]

  • Virgin Trains Stirling-London

    17th Dec 2015

    Virgin Trains Stirling-London

    In December 2015 Virgin Trains launched a new service between Stirling and London. The weekday service will leave Stirling at 5.26am, with the return service departing London King’s Cross at 3pm. It will cut rail journey times between the two cities by 46 minutes. Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland said: “From the UK’s capital city to Scotland’s […]

  • No Drones, Please

    9th Dec 2015

    No Drones, Please

    With the increasing use of Drones, Stirling District Tourism would like to remind Drone users of the relevant legislation. The users of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) are required to comply with The Air Navigation Order 2009 (SI 2009 No. 3015), and this is not possible on The Abbey Craig due to the specific safety requirements […]