National Wallace Monument

Wallace Monument

Packed with fascinating exhibits and displays.

See also the Monument Plans

Enjoy the stunning views from:

  • The top from Ben Lomond
  • The Trossachs in the West
  • The Forth Valley past the city of Stirling
  • The Ochil Hills to The Pentland Hills in the East.

The site of Wallace's victory

The decision to build the National Wallace Monument was taken at a great meeting in the Kings Park of Stirling in 1856, and it was agreed that a Gothic tower on the Abbey Craig, designed by John T Rochead and overlooking the site of Wallace's victory was the best option.

The Foundation Stone


The foundation stone was laid on Bannockburn day 1861, and the completed monument was handed over to the Custodians on 11th September 1869 on the 572nd anniversary of Wallace's famous victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Money was collected from Scots world-wide for the project, which in turn inspired the setting up of the Wallace statues in Baltimore in the United States and Ballaret in Australian goldfields.

So come along and visit one of the country's most magnificent sights, and meet Scotland's national hero - William Wallace.