28th Jul 2017
If you are visiting Stirling in August there are lots of great events taking place at The National Wallace Monument, with regular performances of Scotland’s National Hero and Tales from the Battlefield and as we mark the anniversary of Wallace’s capture (5th August) and his execution (23rd August).
Join us for an action-packed weekend from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August. As part of Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, there will be two NEW events taking place over the weekend – Knock on History’s Door, an exclusive evening tour of the Monument, and Abbey Craig Through the Ages, an exciting event looking at Stirling’s rich history.
Knock on History’s Door
With only limited tickets available for each night, this unique experience offers guests access to explore the exhibitions and see the breathtaking views in a new light.
Visitors are invited to climb the 246 stairs to discover the life and legacy of William Wallace inside the Monument built in his honour, and to meet historical characters along the way with live actor performances.
Archaeologist and Honorary Research Fellow at Stirling University Dr Murray Cook will also be participating each evening, providing expert insight into the city’s rich history and the Monument’s surrounding area of the Abbey Craig.
Tickets are available online.
Abbey Craig Through the Ages
Combining Scotland’s captivating history and fascinating archaeology, Abbey Craig Through the Ages will take visitors back in time, to discover more about some of Scotland’s most famous warriors and reveal the Abbey Craig’s forgotten history, on guided walking tours, conducted by Dr Murray Cook.
Visitors will also experience live actor performances and an array of family friendly activities such as children’s face painting and dress up costumes.
Stirling, Scotland’s ancient capital, has played an important role in Scotland’s past – Romans, Vikings, Angles and Picts are all linked to this area. This special weekend will shed light on the story of these ancient tribes, as well as giving visitors the chance to learn more about William Wallace, Scotland’s National Hero.
You won’t want to miss these great events!