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National Wallace Monument

Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
+44 1786 472140
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (148 reviews)
“shuttle bus” (104 reviews)
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Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
+44 1786 472140
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Reviewed today via mobile

A steep walk up from the car park and then another steep climb up the narrow, winding staircase. Very difficult with people coming down at the same time. Great panoramic view from the top. Entry fee definitely overpriced.

Thank Hamkorlik
Reviewed yesterday

I was concerned about getting to the monument but there is a bus that takes you up the hill to the monument and museum. The museum was fascinating.

Thank Classis
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in the afternoon. It wasn't busy, the sky was clear, and the monument wasn't overly crowded. There were actors outside dramatising the battle of Stirling Bridge which was great fun. Inside there are a lot of steps to climb and it's not for...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent the day in Stirling visiting both the castle and the monument. Be prepared to walk and climb stairs to the top of the monument so bring comfortable shoes. There is a shuttle from the ticket office at the entrance of the monument. Its...More

1  Thank Cameron J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit, so much history and a fantastic view from the top of the monument! There was plenty of information about historical sites in the landscape visible from the top and on each level there is a different exhibit with lots of information...More

1  Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For once the Scottish weather was kind to us and we were luckily enough to have a glorious day to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ochil hills and Forth valley. From a distance you feel as though you are looking on into the horizon...More

1  Thank Amy Beth D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many times we have travelled up north I have wanted to visit the site but never got to it! A nice cafe and gift shop are at the bottom of the hill with a slightly(!) strenuous walk up to the tower though there are a...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is worth the climb to the top for the incredible views.You have to be fit to get up all those stairs but there are rooms full of very good displays so you are able to have a breather.Bus up from the car park.Nice café.

Thank patsyt187048
TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Patsy and thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 days ago

we arrived after it closed but was still worth walking up to see even though we didn't go inside. the walk isn't tom difficult but you are walking uphill. you can also get cool views of him from stirling bridge.

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

Hello and thank you for your review, please come again when we are open, you can see much farther from the top of the monument.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked to the Wallace monument from the reception which I would recommend doing on a nice day rather than taking the bus. It was really nice and interesting and if definitely do it again. The view at the top is amazing!

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

Hi Amelie, thank you so much for your very kind review, please do visit us again!

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5 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
27 April 2016|
Response from Amy Beth D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There isn't a taxi stand like you would typically find in other cities or local areas however if you are reliant on a taxi transporting you from place to place then I'd recommend ringing ahead for one or asking the... More
11 July 2015|
Response from TheWallaceMon | Property representative |
Thank-you for your enquiry. The National Wallace Monument is managed and operated by Stirling District Tourism Ltd., and it is not an Historic Scotland property. If you are planning a visit to Stirling and we can assist... More