National Wallace Monument
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Out of dozens of monuments around Scotland dedicated to Sir William Wallace, the National Wallace Monument is by far the most popular, and an instantly recognisable landmark when passing Stirling on any of the main routes north or south. This 220-foot Victorian Gothic tower stands on the summit of Abbey Craig, a volcanic outcrop overlooking the site of Wallace's famous victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Viewing the tower exterior is free, but the (fairly pricey) admission fee allows access to the interior with exhibition rooms on several levels, 246 spiral steps, and superb views from the top.
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Name: National Wallace Monument ★★★☆☆
Location: Off B998 just north of the A9 junction, 3 miles north of Stirling centre, G.R.: NS 809957 ///tags.useful.intruders
Open (2018): Daily
Cost (2018): £9.99 (adults), £6.25 (children)
Anything else? The monument is a 10-min walk from the car park on a wide but very steep path - alternatively there's a (free) minibus shuttle.
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