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Welcome to The National Wallace Monument

- standing tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, and overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

This is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace, patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland.

For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace.

Make The National Wallace Monument the high point of your visit to Stirling.

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Thursday 31st August 2014

Please note that Legends Coffee House will be closing at 5.15pm on Thursday 31st August.


Relax – in The Keeper’s Lodge

The Keeper’s Lodge in the ground floor of The Monument has been refurbished – creating a comfortable corner where visitors can relax. Originally part of the accommodation provided for the caretaker (who was appointed as the ‘keeper’ when the Monument opened in 1869), it is ideal for any visitors who are unable to climb the stairs within the Monument, and refreshments and snacks are available.


The easy way to visit The National Wallace Monument!

Friday 1st August to Friday 22nd August 2014

FREE Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Service connecting the Monument with Bridge of Allan, Stirling Railway Station, Stirling Castle, The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, and The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre.

Departures from Stirling Railway Station at 10.15, 12.00, 13.45, 15.30, and 17.15.

Departures from The National Wallace Monument at 10.46, 12.31, 14.16, 16.01, and 17.46.

A Destination Stirling initiative – see www.destinationstirling.com


Acoustiguide Tour of The Monument

A new audio tour is now available for visitors to the Monument – with a commentary in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, describing all of the building’s features and highlights. Handsets are available for hire (£2) at the Reception Desk in the ground floor area of the Monument.


The Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Scotland welcomes the world for the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014! The year-long programme of events will celebrate the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage. Visit Scotland in 2014 and join the celebrations!




The National Wallace Monument appears on Antiques Road Trip on BBC2





Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Approved