A national landmark – a national hero.
Stirling’s renowned landmark, commemorating the life of Sir William Wallace and overlooking the scene of his greatest victory, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, in 1297.
Inside the Monument you can visit the Hall of Arms to learn the story of how the Battle of Stirling Bridge was fought and won, with an illuminated map showing exactly where the events of 11th September 1297 took place. Then climb to The Hall of Heroes to hear the story of Wallace’s life – and of how he came to be acclaimed as a national hero. The striking centrepiece on this floor is the Wallace sword, a powerful symbol of his courage and skill, presented on stone quarried from the Abbey Criag when the Monument was being built. The Royal Chamber is where you can uncover some of the facts and figures behind the building of this Victorian masterpiece, now recognised and admired as a national landmark.
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.
Free parking, courtesy bus service, audio tour (5 languages), Legends Coffee House, souvenir and gift shop.
Open daily, all year (Except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)
price – 9.99 adult, 7.99 concessions, 6.25 child, 26.23 family (2+2)