National Wallace MonumentStirling Category Museums & Galleries, Historic Sites
A national landmark, where visitors discover the life and legacy of the patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace. See Wallace’s legendary battle-sword the centrepiece of the magnificent Hall of Heroes, and enjoy panoramic views from the Crown.
One of the most distinctive landmarks on the Stirling skyline - The National Wallace Monument commemorates the Scottish patriot and martyr who triumphed over King Edward's army at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.
As you climb towards the crown of the famous tower, each level tells the story of Scotland's National Hero, and shows how his part in the history of Scotland has been recognised through the generations -
The Hall of Arms shows how The Battle of Stirling Bridge was fought and won, and how the weapons of the time were used by Scottish and English warriors, with a film depicting Wallace and Andrew de Moray in conversation after the encounter.
The Hall of Heroes tells the story of how Wallace has been acclaimed as Scotland's first National Hero. The centrepiece in this gallery is the Wallace Sword, which struck fear into the hearts of Wallace's enemies. Surrounding the sword are the busts of Scottish heroes from Robert the Bruce to Robert Burns, each telling a story about their place in Scotland's history.
On the third floor you can discover the story behind the building of the Monument, and younger visitors will be able to have a go at building their own monument!