Wallace Monument

The Wallace Monument, Stirling
The Wallace Monument, Stirling

Construction of the Wallace monument began in 1869.  This impressive tower measures 220ft high, and stands on top of the Abbey Craig, a natural volcanic feature, which makes the tower visible from miles around.
This is a monument to William Wallace who defeated the English forces at the battle of Stirling Bridge.
The English took it quite badly, and a few years later had him hung, drawn and quartered.

There are various displays in the rooms of the tower, and you can also marvel at the huge sword which is reputed to have been Wallace's own weapon.

After climbing the narrow staircase to the top, there are impressive views of the Forth Valley and Ochil Hills

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