The Wallace monument lies under the Ochil hills, on top of a rocky promontory just outside Stirling, making it easy for visitors to find. There is a gift shop at the bottom of the hill, selling all the usual tartan tat that tourists like, and a sculpture of Wallace (looking a little like Mel Gibson). From here it is possible to get a lift up to the tower in a Land Rover, but it only takes around 10 to 15 minutes to walk up the road through the woods, depending on your fitness. Quite often there is a piper playing on the hill, you can hear it for miles.
The monument costs between £3 and £4 to get in, and this is worth it for the spectacular view from the top. On a clear day you can see as far...Read More