The National Wallace Monument

A national landmark for a national hero

Scotland’s famous landmark commemorates the life and legacy of Sir William Wallace. Situated on the Abbey Craig outside the historic city of Stirling, the Monument overlooks the scene of Wallace’s greatest victory, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

The three exhibition galleries inside the Monument tell the story of Wallace, and of how he has been recognised through the generations.

  • The Hall of Arms shows how the Battle of Stirling Bridge was fought and won, and includes more information on the life of William Wallace.
  • The Hall of Heroes celebrates famous Scots inspired by the country’s first national hero – and is home to the legendary Wallace Sword.
  • The Royal Chamber has the facts and figures behind the building of the Monument.

When you reach The Crown at the top of The Monument the view will take your breath away. It’s one of the finest sights Scotland has to offer, from Ben Lomond and the Trossachs in the west, and through the Forth Valley past the city of Stirling and the Ochil Hills, to the Pentland Hills in the east.

The National Wallace Monument is open all year, and has an exciting programme of events which includes regular performances from costumed actors during the summer months.

The Abbey Craig has several woodland walks and nature trails waiting to be explored. The Wallace Way, the 15 minute walk which leads from the car park to the Monument, features eleven beautiful woodcarvings which provide an insight into Stirling’s fascinating history.

Facilities and services at The National Wallace Monument include Free Car Parking, Courtesy Bus Service to the Monument, Audio Tour (available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian), Legends Coffee House, and Souvenir & Gift Shops.

Free parking onsite and free bus up the hill to the attraction
Legends Cafe for food and drink
Adult £10.50 / Concession £8.50 / Child £6.50



Share this page

Related Articles

Signup for News & Offers