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 how William Wallace rose from obscurity to become the leader of the Scots and see the role Wallace played in the Wars of Scottish Independence, in an immersive animation film. An unmissable feature on this floor is The Wallace Sword – a striking symbol of Wallace’s courage and skill.
Find the busts of famous Scots inspired by Wallace in the Hall of Heroes. The Royal Chamber is where you can uncover some of the facts and figures behind the Battle of Stirling Bridge. See the weapons which would have been used by both armies and discover how the battle was fought and won. Design your own Coat of Arms and get a picture of you holding it on your shield, ready to march into battle!
At The Monumenet
- Free parking
- Courtesy minibus service to The Monument
- Woodland walks, nature trails and picnic area
- Legends Coffee House
- Souvenir and gift shop
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.