"Wallace Monument" Wallace Monument - National Monument Tip by marciaca

  Wallace Monument
by marciaca

William Wallace, was one of the few who decided to stand up up the English. He declared guardian of Scotland in 1296 and subsequently knighted.

One of his most famous victories came at Stirling bridge, where his band of rebels defeated at larger English army.

Eventually betrayed and captured, he was brutually executed by the English. His life was, of course, the subject of the 1996 Mel Gibson movie, Braveheart. (note the daft statue on the tourist trap section).

Built in the 19th century by Queen Victoria, this 220 ft monument has a set of stairs which lead to an excellent observation point at the top. Along the way there are several exhibitions, including Wallace's mammouth sword. (See travelogue for more details)

Address: Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Rd, Stirling FK9 5LF
Phone: +44 1786 472140
Website: http://www.nationalwallacemonument.com

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  • Written Jun 7, 2004
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