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National Wallace Monument

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A national hero - a national landmark. The National Wallace Monument stands proudly on The Abbey Craig, outside the historic city of Stirling, and tells the thrilling story of Sir William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland, Patriot and Martyr.
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Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
+44 1786 472140
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our second visit was even better than the first! We conquered the 246 steps and stopped on the floors along the way to learn a bit more about the history. The exhibits have changed since 2016 which was a pleasant surprise. The view from the...More

Thank Kelly L G
Reviewed today

The monument is imposing from the road and even more when you are up close! Beautiful craftsmanship. There is a walking trail from the ticket/gift shop/parking lot or you can take the tram. The walking trail is lovely and has beautiful wood carvings along the...More

Thank CmdrCutie
Reviewed today via mobile

Informative place to visit. Lots of stairs but great views. Exhibitions small but interesting, heard they will be refurbishing the in Spring. Actors were funny.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would recommend a trip here if ever in the area. We didn't go in the monument itself due to having our dog with us, however we took advantage of the lovely walk upto the monument taking in some lovely views and carried on through the...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful place to visit, the walk up the hill and then the 246 steps is worth the effort, the cafe and gift shop was also worth a visit, good service and good tea.

Thank wizard60
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on a extremely gray rainy day( yes even by a Scots measure) , we decided against making the climb. We did however hop out of the car and walk around the grounds. Our host gave an amazing mini lesson on Wallace. Truly a...More

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thanks so much for your kind review. Please do come back and visit us on a sunny day (we do get them! :) ).

Reviewed 5 days ago

Insteresting to see and knowledge about the story of Wallace - {brave heart film}. 365 steps to go up on these stairs. Lovely view when on top of these castle

Thank Jdallas63
TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thanks so much for your visit and your very kind review.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here on our 2nd day visiting Stirling and what a joy, 246 steps to the top if I can do it at 66 anyone can the view from the top is stunning and little sops on the way up giving you more history including...More

Thank malcolm w
TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Malcolm, thanks so much for visiting us and for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The tower is a symbol of national identity but English visitors are just as welcome as any other nationality. Completed in 1869, it is dedicated to Sir William Wallace, the 13th Century hero who is pictured in the Mel Gibson movie Brave Heart. The monument...More

Thank Roland D
TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Roland, thank you so much for visiting and for your very kind review. The climb can be a challenge, but I am delighted you agree the view is worth it!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This impressive monument is visible from far as you approach Stirling. Even if you do not have the budget to go up into the monument, down beside the car park, there is a lovely little cafe and gift shop which you can visit and take...More

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thanks so much for visiting and for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the walks surrounding the monument and the café!

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15 July 2018|
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Response from drprapa | Reviewed this property |
Lynne R
31 October 2017|
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Response from TheWallaceMon | Property representative |
Hi Lynne, the galleries within the Monument, and the Crown at the top of the building, are accessed via a spiral staircase, with a total of 246 steps. Access to the Abbey Craig is also limited, although we do provide a... More
6 September 2016|
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Response from DCC777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laurajsi, You climb the spiral staircase inside the actual monument/castle. These aren't very spacious however there is about 3 floors where you can take a break from the stairs and go into the exhibition rooms. You... More