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The National Wallace Monument, telling the story of Scotland's Braveheart, Sir William Wallace.
The National Wallace Monument in Stirling
Great views from the top of the Monument
The Monument can be seen from miles around
The Wallace Monument has 246 steps and the best views of Stirling
The Monument was built by Victorian architect JT Rochead
Inside the monument are three exhibition galleries
The Wallace Monument is a great day out for all the family

The National Wallace Monument stands above the fields where William Wallace led his troops to victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge, and tells the story of the warrior who became Scotland’s National Hero. It offers panoramic views from the Crown across the City of Stirling, The Trossachs and The Forth Valley.


Inside the Monument’s three exhibition galleries you will discover the life and legacy of William Wallace. In the Hall of Arms discover more about Wallace's early years and how the Battle of Stirling Bridge was fought and won. See Wallace’s legendary battle-sword and find the busts of famous Scots inspired by Wallace in the Hall of Heroes. The Royal Chamber is where you can unearth the facts and figures behind building the Wallace Monument in 1869 as children can try to build their own miniature replica.


At the Monument:

  • Free parking
  • Courtesy minibus service to The Monument
  • Woodland walks, nature trails and picnic area
  • Legends Coffee House
  • Souvenir and gift shop
  • Audio tours (available in 5 languages)


After climbing two hundred and forty six steps you have reached the top of the Monument’s Crown where you get an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and a clear view of Stirling Castle.


Opening Hours and Costs: Open all year round except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.Opening hours vary based on season.
Adults cost £10.50
Students/Seniors £8.50
Children £6.50

Go to the online booking form to book your tickets.

Monument's Location:
The National Wallace Monument sits 300 ft above sea level on top of Abbey
Craig overlooking Stirling and the surrounding area.

  • Date built and its height:
    It was designed by architect
    J. T. Rochead and built between 1861-1869. It is 67m (220ft) hgh and has 246 steps from top to bottom.
  • Cost to build: It originally
    cost £18,000 to build (roughly equivalent to £13,240,000 today.) There were many objections due to the cost
  • Bringing history alive:
    Regular performances by costumed actors (including presentations) recreate key moments from Wallace’s life
  • Hiring the monument:
    The Monument can be hired for special events outside the regular opening hours

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phone The Wallace Monument on 01786 472140


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