A Historic October Break
2nd Oct 2017
The October break is the perfect time to take a trip to The National Wallace Monument! Climb the Abbey Craig, listen to live actor performances and explore inside the Monument.
The Wallace Way
Start your visit by walking the Wallace Way to see the newly installed woodcarving, depicting moments from Stirling’s past on the pathway from the car park to The National Wallace Monument.
Get your picture taken as a Roman, Viking or Pict as you discover more about Stirling’s fascinating history.
Live Actor Performances
Come face-to-face with William Wallace and the Monument’s Caretaker as costumed actors perform A Hero Remembered across two weekends on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October and learn more about Scotland’s National Hero during live presentations on Wednesday 11th October.
– A Hero Remembered
How did William Wallace become the hero we know today? And how has he been remembered over the years? Find out when William Wallace meets the Caretaker of the Monument built in his honour.
Performances on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October.
Regular performances throughout the day starting at: 11.15am, 12pm, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm and 4pm
– Scotland’s National Hero
Who was William Wallace? Where he came from? And how did he come to lead an army as a defender of freedom from oppression for the people of Scotland?
Listen as a costumed actor gives spectators an insight into the life of William Wallace on Wednesday 11th October.
Presentations at: 11.15am, 12pm, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm and 4pm
Climb the Monument
Challenge the kids to count the steps on the way to the top as you explore the exhibition galleries inside the Monument. See the legendary Wallace Sword, build a miniature version of the Monument and enjoy breath-taking views in all directions from the top of the 220ft tower.
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the free Kids Activity Book with quizzes and a word search to help kids to learn more about the famous Scottish landmark.
The National Wallace Monument is open daily, 9.30am – 5.00pm.