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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wallace monument” (345 reviews)
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Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
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"worth the climb"
in 163 reviews
"wallace monument"
in 345 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 109 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 54 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 93 reviews
"three levels"
in 23 reviews
"free minibus"
in 33 reviews
"walk up"
in 99 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 26 reviews
"gift shop"
in 115 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 40 reviews
"car park"
in 108 reviews
"nice walk"
in 32 reviews
"steep hill"
in 43 reviews
"scottish history"
in 95 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 93 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
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Reviewed yesterday

Must visit monument. Good exercise walking uphill to the monument, but free minibus service. No lifts in the monument 249 steps up to top level. Wonderful views over Stirling and surrounding rural area.

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It has 247 steps thru the whole thing. It's worth every bit. It has four levels, Just the right amount for looking around and resting for the next flight of stairs. The things that you look at on the levels are amazing to look at.

Thank airdancr3
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking! Utterly breathtaking - the climb up the spiral staircase, and the magnificent views over the Stirlingshire landscape! Two hundred forty six narrow stone steps to the top, so be sure you’re fit and well before starting, and be ready to squeeze against the walls...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A real highlight of our trip. We just loved the history behind William Wallace. This is an amazing building with 284 steps to get to the top.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Wallace Monument is a national treasure that shines a light on the life and times of William Wallace, his rise to becoming a legendary hero and of course his battles. There are three galleries that are easy to get around. One explores the hero,...More

Thank Ani L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The free walk around and up to the monument is nice and the view from the base of the monument is amazing (as is the monument itself), but the price to merely walk up the internal stairs of the monument is extortion.More

Thank MofoMik
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thank-you for visiting the Monument, and for your review. we are sorry you didn't go in as you missed the exhibitions on the 3 floors as well as the view from the top. Of course we were sorry to hear that you thought the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit, beautifully kept grounds you have the option of shuttle to top and building the views across Stirling are great.

Thank scot260
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for visiting us and for your review.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to the monument before but took some friends this time for first visit. They were very impressed and loved the setting and the history. The reenactor guys were very good and the minibus driver Peter was very informative and helpful. Only downside...More

Thank catmum67
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you so much for visiting us and your very kind review. We are sorry the coffee was too strong, next time, please just say to our Legends staff and they will correct this for you.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can drive to this and catch a shuttle to tip or walk it. We were in a campervan and drove and parked by the ticket office with no problems. Worth a visit especially if you have seen Braveheart...So you will learn the real story....More

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Debbie, thanks so much for visiting us and for your kind review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the monument stunning and well worth the visit and the climb up to the top and the views were breathtaking

Thank emmahemming
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Emma, thanks so much for visiting and your lovely review.

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Lynne R
31 October 2017|
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Response from TheWallaceMon | Property representative |
Hi Lynne, the galleries within the Monument, and the Crown at the top of the building, are accessed via a spiral staircase, with a total of 246 steps. Access to the Abbey Craig is also limited, although we do provide a... More
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sparklebirdy
6 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
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Jaxcat2015
28 April 2016|
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Response from person45568 | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t a Taxi Stand but there is a bus stop outside where buses frequently go past going to the Train station where this is a large Taxi Stand that’s always got Taxis.
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