Probably the most iconic stop on our William Wallace Trail,The National Wallace Monument. The monument has just celebrated is 150th year (2019) and sits perched on top of Abbey Craig. Abbey Craig is where Wallace waited with his men and watched the English Army approach before the battle of Stirling Bridge. To mark the 150th year, the monument was revamped inside with new displays and the outside underwent extensive renovation work. Inside the main attraction is Wallace's sword which was recovered from our previous stop at Dumbarton Castle. New additions include new displays and video presentations. At the top of the monument the views are stunning, but you need to be a Braveheart to climb the 246 steps to the top.
While on the William Wallace Trail you get to experience one of Scotlands most celebrated landmarks The National Wallace Monument. Standing 67 meters high on the Abbey Craig it can been seen for miles around. It currently attracts around 100,000 visitors every year. The monument is split over five levels which does help break the climb to the top. Levels 1, 2 and 3 all have great items on display including Wallace's Sword, Hall of Heroes and the Royal Chamber then of course the views from The Crown at the very top. On the Ground floor we have The Keepers Lodge and Gift Shop. From the view point at the front of the monument you can look down on the battle site with Stirling Castle in the back ground.