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Views from Wallace Monument 08/12/10. No sound.


One of the best vantage points from which to view Stirling is the top of the national Wallace Monument, a prominent Victorian tower which stands above the river on a rocky crag and catches the eye for miles around, as you can see from the video above, filmed on 8th December 2010.

In the 1850's there was a tide of nationalism that swept across the globe. One of the outcomes was the erection of the National Wallace Monument in memory of a great Scottish hero.
The original structure was completed in 1869  with an addition to the building at a later date. This addition was the 'Hall of Heroes' in which you can find marble sculptures of other Scottish heroes as well as information concerning such greats as Robert the Bruce, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and David Livingston.
After your visit to the monument you can spend more time exploring the Abbey Craig, on which the monument stands, with its vast areas of unspoilt land and beautiful woodland.
The Monument stands above Causewayhead Road while overlooking Bridge of Allan, Riverside and giving a great view of Royal Stirling and the Castle.
Opened 1869, 220 feet high, 246 steps.