The Battle of Stirling Bridge
8th Sep 2017
Visit National Wallace Monument to celebrate Wallace’s greatest victory on the 720th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The special event taking place on the 9th, 10th and 11th of September and includes a host of games, entertainment and historic storytelling to remember the important date – 11th September 1297.
Costumed actors will bring to life the main events leading up to the victory from the view of Andrew de Moray and William Wallace himself. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the important figures from the battle and follow their journey from their arrival in Stirling to the dramatic final scenes.
Inspired by the tales from the battlefield visitors will have the chance to test their bravery with a variety of Gruesome Games, including Hook the Eyeball, Toss the Body Part and Storm the Castle.
Falconry Display and Weapons Tent
Alba Falconry will be bringing their majestic birds of prey along, giving visitors the chance find out more about the ancient art of falconry, while the Weapons Demonstration Tent will be the place to go to discover the ancient weapons used by various tribes in Scotland’s past.
An impressive 246 steps can then be climbed to reach the top of the Monument, to the Crown, with a breath-taking 360-degree view of central Scotland and the Highlands to the North.
If that wasn’t enough there will also be free face painting across the three days and children can dress up and imagine they were part of the battle in 1297.
The National Wallace Monument is open from 9.30am to 5.00pm.
Please note: Activities which are scheduled to take place in the open areas surrounding the Monument may be rescheduled (or cancelled) in the event of inclement weather.