William Wallace, who defeated the English during the 13th century battle of Stirling Bridge has long been considered one of Scotland's heroes.
The Wallace Monument was built in 1869 and is a 220 feet high sandstone tower built in the Gothic style. One of the biggest attractions is the stunning views, which extend for miles over the surrounding countryside. There are several artifacts that supposedly belonged to Wallace on display, including his sword.
Other highlights include the Royal Chamber with displays on the battle of Stirling Bridge, and the Hall of Heroes showcasing other Scots.
There is a café and gift shop inside the monument.Places nearby:
Stirling Castle: Home To Scottish Royalty 2 km / 1 mi
Things to do in Uplawmoor, United Kingdom 55 km / 34 mi
Chillingham Castle – The Chilling Tale Behind The Most Haunted Hotel 143 km / 88 mi
Robber's Cave: Dehradun’s Mysterious Natural River Cave 155 km / 96 mi
The Dark Hedges Row of Trees Is a Stunning Natural Display 190 km / 118 mi