The Central Highlands Travel Guide

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National Wallace Monument

  • Hillfoot Rd. Map It
  • Stirling
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 05/04/2017

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This Victorian-era shrine to William Wallace (circa 1270–1305), the Scottish freedom fighter reborn as "Braveheart" in Mel Gibson's 1995 film of the same name, was built between 1856 and 1869. It sits on Abbey Craig, from which Wallace watched the English armies struggle across the old Stirling Bridge before attacking them and winning a major victory in 1297. A steep stone spiral staircase leads to the roof gallery, with views of the bridge and the whole Carse of Stirling. A less flamboyant version of Wallace's life is told in an exhibition and audiovisual presentation on the second floor. To reach the monument, follow the Bridge of Allan signs (A9) northward, crossing the River Forth by the New Bridge of 1832, next to the old one. The monument is signposted at the next traffic circle. From the car park a free shuttle will take you to the monument or you can walk (15 minutes).

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Abbey Craig, Hillfoot Rd., Stirling, Stirling, FK9 5LF, Scotland

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  • £9.99

Published 05/04/2017


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