I spent my first fifteen years growing up in Scotland but duting that time I never visited the Wallace Monument near Stirling. That grave omission was rectified when I visited it recently while I was in Scotland. The website for the monument is comprehensive and well worth a visit if you are unable to visit the actual monument.
It doesn’t look much from down below but it is an interesting monument giving all the details of Wallace’s role in Scottish history.
This is the monument from further afield.
I remember the Burns poem from my childhood.
There is a replica of Wallace’s sword and a scale alongside so you can get the idea of how it compares to you.
The monument also gives details of famous Scottish identities, writers, engineers etc as part of the detailed exhibition space within the monument
I particularly liked aspects of the architecture of the tower. You can click on the pictures to see more detail.
The surrounding countryside was viewed from the base of the monument.
My granddaughter enjoyed the exhibition too.
I might also mention that it was good exercise climbing to the top.