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Welcome to The National Wallace Monument

– one of Stirling’s most distinctive landmarks, 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 145 years, this world-famous attraction has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays.  Make The National Wallace Monument the high point of your visit to Stirling.

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What's on

Scotland's National Hero

27th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

Regular presentations giving visitors an insight into the life of William Wallace.

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Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks

31st Dec 2018

Marking the start of The National Wallace Monument’s 150th Anniversary Year.

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Scotland's National Hero

2nd Jan 2019 - 3rd Jan 2019

Who was William Wallace and how did he become Scotland's national hero? Listen to a presentation from our costumed actor.

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Latest News

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times Plan your visit to The National Wallace Monument over the festive period. The Monument is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

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Unveiling the Busts of Scotland’s Heroines

Unveiling the Busts of Scotland’s Heroines The busts of two notable Scottish women, Maggie Keswick Jencks and Mary Slessor, have tonight been unveiled and will soon be the first female figures depicted in the Hall of Heroes gallery.

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Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms Visitors to The National Wallace Monument will now be able to see the ‘Brothers in Arms’ model on display in our Visitor Reception Centre.

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#Wallace150

#Wallace150 Ahead of The National Wallace Monument's 150th anniversary in 2019, we’re asking individuals to share their Monument memories using #Wallace150.

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  • "Great historical attraction. A must!!"

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    Fabulous experience. Great attraction. Very well run and with exceptionally helpful, lovely staff. Well worth the climb! Excellent visitor experience.

    mariamiller431 - Rothesay

  • "Stunning Views"

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    A hidden gem! We visited with our three young children (6, 4 and 2 years old). We arrived after it opened. No issues with parking or getting tickets. There's a shuttle that'll take you to the top. Without kids, or older kids, I'd recommend walking. However, for us, we chose the shuttle based on the age of our kids. As for the tower, it's worth the 247 steps. We had spectacular views, even with the poor weather! Ultimately, I'd recommend this Monument to anyone visiting the are.

    RML1672 - Brandon

  • "National treasure"

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    Excellent attraction, lots of interesting information whilst walking up to the Monument. Very polite staff. Gift shop and cafe very well presented ad excellent customer service. No pressure to buy, which made it even better when I bought gifts.

    tomfoley2018 - Derbyshire

  • "Great day"

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    Well worth the trip, we arrived at the tourist shop and took a shuttle up to the Monument. Great view. Then we climbed over 200 stairs to reach the top. There were stops at different floors to take a breather. Each floor has interesting exhibits. At the top you had a 360 degree view of Stirling, absolutely gorgeous; it looked like a fairy land. We walked back down and there were interesting carvings to see. We really enjoyed our afternoon there.

    Sheila F - Connecticut

  • "Quite surprising"

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    I had seen photographs of the Wallace Monument, but never got a sense of just how tall it is. There is a presentation several times per day. Be sure to catch it. It's a very entertaining presentation of the history and reason for the Monument. It is a good climb to the top, but there are large rooms with displays to take your time in and catch your breath on the way up. Then be prepared to have your breath taken away again when you see the views from the top. I was very glad to have stopped to see this.

    Eirewolf - Canada

  • "Stunning"

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    This is a must see if you are visiting Stirling. Incredible workmanship and craftsmanship have gone into the building of this monument which is a wonderful tribute to William Wallace. Lots of interesting exhibitions and things to see on the walk up to the tower. It is well worth the walk (246 steps) as the views are incredible. There is a courtesy bus for those who would prefer not to walk, but it is such stunning scenery and countryside, would be a shame not to!

    AztecCarlisle - Carlisle

  • "Fantastic view and history...must see!"

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    We visited the Monument on a whim and were blown away by both the history and the amazing views. There is a ton of information about the Monument and the history of the area. The stairway to the top is narrow and not for the faint of heart but it is totally worth the climb. You get panoramic views of the countryside and the mountains.

    Joannaburns1203 - North Carolina

  • "Great views"

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    Plenty free parking. Good cafeteria. Bus available for less able visitors. The walk to the Monument now has many wonderful wooden sculptures by the path. Well worth a visit.

    Crawford M - Stirling

  • "Great views of Stirling and beyond"

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    Great exercise getting to the top of the monument, but you are rewarded with breathtaking views when you make it. This monument is educational and we learned so much about William Wallace and the fight for Scottish independence. Nice cafe to take a breather in once you have finished

    tagger3 - Glasgow

  • "William "Braveheart" Wallace National Monument"

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    The monument is a beautiful design with amazing stonework. Having 3 levels of top museum quality of exhibits about Wallace and Scotland's Fight for Freedom was awesome. It also gives you a rest from climbing up the spiral stairs. The 4th and top level lets you go outside to see the wonderful view over Stirling. You can see Stirling Castle across on a different mountain. The staff at the entrance of the monument, the bus driver, the staff at the ticket office and café are all extremely helpful and kind. You feel like you are the only people they have talked to that day. We enjoyed this very much. It was excellent!!!

    Traveling4452 - Arkansas

  • "Just Wow!!"

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    246 steps to the top. All of them worth it. Wonderful structure containing William Wallace's sword and a great explanation of the Stirling Bridge battle plus great views from the top. And reasonably priced for a family of 4.

    gbruiz1 - Germany

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