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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shuttle bus” (122 reviews)
“wallace monument” (365 reviews)
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Hillfoots Road | Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF, Scotland
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"worth the climb"
in 168 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 122 reviews
"wallace monument"
in 365 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 102 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 57 reviews
"free minibus"
in 37 reviews
"three levels"
in 24 reviews
"walk up"
in 102 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 29 reviews
"gift shop"
in 122 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 41 reviews
"car park"
in 112 reviews
"steep hill"
in 44 reviews
"nice walk"
in 36 reviews
"scottish history"
in 95 reviews
"ticket office"
in 26 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent visitor attraction, well worth a visit. There is a bus service from the car park to the monument and back down. There are 246 steps from the bottom of the monument to the top, the views over Stirling are brilliant, and you can...More

Thank Stanley M
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Stanley, thank you so much for visiting us and for your lovely review. The steps can be a challenge, but we are so glad you made the climb to the top!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a huge monument and spectacular sight from miles around. You can walk or take a bus to the first floor. This doesnt cost. The walk is through woods with some artsy history wood carvings. Cute! The tower has different exhibits on several floors,...More

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ric, thank-you for visiting the Monument, and for your review. Of course we are sorry to hear that you thought the admission charge was excessive. As a local charity we rely completely on the income we receive from admission charges to maintain the Monument...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Stirling for a graduation and had no idea what to do with our evening as haven't ever been to the area. The B&B owner recommended we visit the Wallace Monument. The walk from the car park is moderate and not too long...More

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thank you so much for visiting us, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the views.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my family and was a little worried for my kids and my mom as the steps are narrow and steep.People go up and come down through the same spiral stairs at the same time, which makes it a little difficult. There...More

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thank you for visiting us and for your review. We are sorry your family found the climb a challenge but hope the views from the top were worth the effort.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the first time I have been to the monument it is so beautiful i go whenever I have any visitors over. Beautiful views and loads of information which teaches you all about the history of stirling.

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thanks so much for visiting and for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoy coming here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A definite must visit, steeped in history, magnificent views, beautiful place, amazingly fresh air, so historic, highly highly recommend

Thank chabbishow
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello and thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed visiting us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are interesting and the views are magnicant The spiral stairs are steep and narrow. However, there are several levels with exhibits so you can take breaks if needed.

Thank CatLadyLive
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thank you so much for visiting and your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say? William is one of my all time heroes and to have his story come to life was pure magic. Brilliant stuff!!

Thank TambonzRobertson
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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello and thanks so much for visiting us and your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit but you need to where flats . Great new visitors center ,cafe ,shop. There's a free mini bus up to the monument. If you don't fancy the walk which takes about 15 mins.Theres 246 steps up to the top there's 3...More

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had earlier visited Stirling castle and decided to walk to the Wallace monument it was about 2.5 miles from the castle along the main road so not particularly pleasant. On arrival at the visitor centre you discover that the visitor centre is a cafe...More

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TheWallaceMon, Marketing Team at National Wallace Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for visiting the Monument, and for your review. Of course we were sorry to hear that you thought the admission charge was not good value. As a local charity we rely completely on the income we receive from admission charges to...More

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BennySpiro
15 July 2018|
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Response from drprapa | Reviewed this property |
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Lynne R
30 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
5 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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