Wallace: Hero & Legend
The real stories behind William Wallace
Hear the real stories behind William Wallace with our Wallace Monument tour. Get beyond the Braveheart myths and enjoy a private walking tour of the National Wallace Monument with expert local guides.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Cost: £150 (1-8 people)
- Flexible dates and times
What to Expect
Discover the real story of Braveheart and William Wallace with your passionate local tour guide and enjoy breath-taking views from the top of the Wallace Monument. Our Wallace Monument tour is a 2 hour guided walking tour.
This Wallace Monument tour explores the National Wallace Monument, one of Scotland's most iconic attractions and a tribute to the legendary Scottish hero, Sir William Wallace.
Situated on the outskirts of the historic city of Stirling, this magnificent tower offers stunning views over the surrounding countryside and a unique insight into the life and legacy of one of Scotland's most famous figures.
William Wallace is one of Scotland's most iconic figures, renowned for his bravery and leadership in the fight for Scottish independence in the late 13th century. Wallace became an important figure in the Scottish Wars of Independence following the death of King Alexander III in 1286.
In 1296, the English King Edward I invaded Scotland, and Wallace, along with other Scottish nobles, rose in rebellion against the English occupation. In 1297, he led a Scottish army to victory over a much larger English force at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. This victory made Wallace a national hero and he was subsequently named Guardian of Scotland.
The monument was erected in 1869 and stands at an impressive 67 meters tall. Visitors can climb the winding staircase to the top of the tower, where they'll be rewarded with breath-taking views of the Stirling Bridge, the Ochil Hills, and the Forth Valley. Along the way, visitors can explore the various exhibits and displays that tell the story of Wallace's life and the role he played in Scotland's fight for independence.
Join us on our Wallace Monument tour and see for yourself why this magnificent tower and Braveheart has captured the hearts of visitors from around the world.
The tour includes private guiding services of an expert tour guide. It does not include admission price to Wallace Monument (£10.75 pp) which you need to pay direct to the Monument. Gratuities or tips are not included.
Our Wallace Monument tour normally starts at the National Wallace Monument visitor entrance next to the car park. You can also park here.
We are flexible with dates and times, you can book our Wallace Monument tour to work with your specific schedule. Please note that tours must be booked with 24 hours notice.