Plan Your Visit
The National Wallace Monument is located just outside Stirling – and is signposted from the City Centre and from the A91.
Stirling is easily accessible by rail, with frequent and regular services from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Frequent bus services to the Monument operate from Stirling Bus Station, adjacent to Stirling Railway Station. Services 62A and 63A (operated by First) stop outside the Monument.
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What is included
The National Wallace Monument provides free parking in the large car park next to the Visitor Reception Building. Visitors can walk to The Monument (10 to 15 mins.) through the wooded slopes of the Abbey Craig, or use the complimentary minibus shuttle.
Admission tickets can be booked in advance or purchased in both the Visitor Reception Building or inside the Monument itself.
An admission tickets gives you access to the four upper levels within the Monument (each accessed by a spiral staircase), with three exhibition halls, and The Crown, from which visitors can enjoy panoramic 360° views.
Facilities in the Visitor Reception Building include Legends Coffee House, toilet facilities and a retail area. Toilet facilities, The Keeper’s Lodge (a lounge area with light refreshments) and a souvenir/gift shop are available at the entrance level in the Monument.
The Visitor Reception Centre (including Legends Coffee House), which is situated at the Car Park level, is fully accessible, and bathroom facilities are available in this building. Access to the Abbey Craig and to the Monument itself for visitors with restricted mobility is limited.
January & February: 10.30am – 4.00pm*
March: 10.00am – 5.00pm
April to June: 9.30am – 5.00pm
July & August: 9.30am – 6.00pm
September & October: 9.30am – 5.00pm
November & December: 10.30am – 4.00pm*
Last recommended admission – 45 mins prior to closing.
(*) – Legends Coffee House and the Visitor Reception Centre will open at 10.00am.
The Monument is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. During January each year the Monument is closed for two days to allow essential maintenance to be undertaken.
Destination Stirling is the official promotional organisation for Stirling. Visit their website to learn more about what to see and do in Stirling and all to hear all about the latest news and events.
The National Wallace Monument works with a number of well-known Scottish tour operators, whose tours and inclusive holidays make it easy for you to enjoy a visit to the Monument, and to many of the other fabulous attractions in the Stirling area.