Scots wha hae. . . . . .Tuesday Travels

robert-burns-scots-wha-haeI spent my first fifteen years growing up in Scotland but during 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.

Wallace monumentIt 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.

national-wallace-monumentI remember the Burns poem from my childhood.

Burns poemThere 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.

ViI might also mention that it was good exercise climbing to the top.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorna says:

    Well done on getting to the top. It’s an impressive building and I’ve often seen it from a distance but never been up it. One of these days I should go.

    1. suth2 says:

      I have been up Walter Scott’s monument many years ago when a child but I don’t remember it. I will need to visit Edinburgh again and do that again.

  2. G3 Creative says:

    A fabulous landmark in Stirling and well worth a visit with its brand new 2019 galleries.

    1. suth2 says:

      Will need to revisit next time we are in Scotland.

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