Plan Your Visit

NWM - Summer (Small)Travelling to the Monument

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 Goosecroft Road (opposite Stirling Railway Station). Services 52 and UL (operated by First) stop outside the Monument.

Click here for more information on travelling to the Monument.

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 (15 to 20 mins.) through the wooded slopes of the Abbey Craig, or use the complimentary minibus shuttle.

Admission tickets can be purchased in both the Visitor Reception Building or inside the Monument itself.

An admission ticket 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.

Annual Membership

Annual membership allows you to visit the Monument as often as you wish over a twelve month period and is the same price as regular admission. Follow the link below for more information or speak to a member of staff inside the Visitor Reception Centre to become a member.


Legends Coffee House


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.

Opening Times 2019

January & February: 10.00am – 4.00pm
CLOSED 21st – 27th JANUARY*

April to June: 9.30am – 5.00pm
July & August: 9.30am – 6.00pm
September & October: 9.30am – 5.00pm
November & December: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Last recommended admission – 45 mins prior to closing.

The Monument is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. During the Winter period the opening of the Monument can be affected by adverse weather and ongoing essential maintenance work. As a result, the Monument’s opening times may change at short notice and there may be a disruption to the services we provide for visitors.

*The National Wallace Monument will be closed to accommodate the conservation and restoration to the exterior of the building and to refurbish the exhibition galleries inside the Monument. Legends Coffee House and the Visitor Reception Centre will remain open throughout the closure period.

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