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The National Wallace Monument
Today 9:30AM–5PM


Monument Memories
Reflections of a Caretaker

This February celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design by visiting The National Wallace Monument.  Discover the rich history behind the Victorian masterpiece and learn more about how it was built to commemorate the Scottish hero.

A great experience for all the family, make sure you don’t miss the NEW actor presentation, ‘Monument Memories’:

Travel back in time to the early 20th century to meet the Caretaker in The Keeper’s Lodge to hear his intriguing tales of dramatic adventures at Stirling’s famous landmark!

After the performance make your way up the 246 steps stopping at the three exhibition galleries to learn more about the life and legacy of William Wallace before finally taking in the unbeatable views from The Crown.

Performance dates: 6th, 7th, 10th, 13th and 14th February.

Times: 11.15am; 12.00pm; 12.45pm; 1.30pm; 2.30pm; 3.15pm

The Monument will be open from 10.30am-4.00pm

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No Drones, Please

With the increasing use of Drones, Stirling District Tourism would like to remind Drone users of the relevant legislation.

The users of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) are required to comply with The Air Navigation Order 2009 (SI 2009 No. 3015), and this is not possible on The Abbey Craig due to the specific safety requirements of the site.

Permission must be obtained from The Civil Aviation Authority and from the site management team to use a drone in this location.

The National Wallace Monument is managed and operated by Stirling District Tourism Ltd., who are working with Police Scotland to ensure the safety of all visitors to The Abbey Craig and to the Monument, and to ensure that drones are operated in compliance with regulations.
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Don't miss the Halloween Special at Legends Coffee House. Only available Friday 30th October - Sunday 1st November.
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Christmas and New Year opening hours can be found on our website.
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From Monday 30th November the 62A and 63A First buses will stop regularly at the Monument.
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This year Poppy Scotland and Double Take Productions were able project a giant image of a poppy on to the Monument for Rememberance Day.

The National Wallace Monument would like to say thank you all of our visitors who purchased a poppy at the National Wallace Monument, and to Poppy Scotland and Double Take Projections for making it possible for the Monument to wear its own poppy this year as a sign of remembrance.
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Did you know we are a regional finalist in the Scottish Thistle Awards Best Visitor Attraction category for Central South East?

You can find all the Stirling & Clackmannanshire entries in the following article from Stirling News.

The regional winner will be announced on the 11th November.
The iconic National Wallace Monument is among seven Stirlingshire businesses in the running to win a top tourism award.
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Do any of our fans watch 'Songs of Praise'? Well if you do then you would have seen The Wallace Monument featured on Sunday as the show was filmed in Dunblane Cathedral and featured a lot of local sights and scenery, The Monument included.

If you want to watch the programme it is available for the next 5 days on the BBC iPlayer, simply click the link below.
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It appears we passed 1000 LIKES over the weekend. Thanks everyone!

We will do a special competition as 1000 likes is a bit of a landmark...any suggestions what kind of competition we should do?
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Abbey Craig Hillfoots Rd Stirling FK9 5LF, UK
Hillfoots RoadGBStirlingFK9 5LF
Monument, Historical LandmarkToday 9:30AM–5PM
Friday 9:30AM–5PMSaturday 9:30AM–5PMSunday 9:30AM–5PMMonday 9:30AM–5PMTuesday 9:30AM–5PMWednesday 9:30AM–5PMThursday 9:30AM–5PM

An outstanding landmark and an unmissable sight - commemorating the life of Scotland’s national hero. 

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Elaborate Victorian stone tower commemorating William Wallace, displaying his 2-handed sword.- Google
"Fantastic views of the surrounding area even from the base of the monument."
"What wonderful views and Scottish history to boost!"
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The climb's not for claustrophobes but pretty nice view from the top and solid walkaround.
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dariusz kazirod
3 weeks ago
Funtastic place for day off. Amazing view from a tower. Great historic place and realy good coffee bar.
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Melchior Gauci
2 months ago
Would recommend paying the money and going up. The actual monument is much bigger than one might actually think with exhibitions on 3 floors and then a top floor with great views if Stirling
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stevie mack
a month ago
I think wallace monument looks like a big PENIS sticking out in the back ground in stirling not a nice sight at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jared Glass
a month ago
Amazing views from the top. Entry is a little pricey but if you're not opposed to heights or around 230 steps, the exercise and scenery is stunning. There are also 2 or 3 floors of displays on the way up if you need to take a breather or just want a bit of history.
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D Wilkinson
a month ago
A must see visitor/tourist attraction when in the Stirling area. Fantastic views of the surrounding area even from the base of the monument. Make the effort to take a trip to the top to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view.
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Rachel Bell
3 months ago
Just broke in lit yass. Gonnae climb aw they stairs noo
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Vanessa Viñes
5 months ago
I've been there three times, awesome panoramic views!! but, maybe too many stairs but when you reach the top of the tower.... it's worth it! Avoid if it's a misty day, you can see (I can talk in my own experience) a really nice white views of nothing :P