Construction of the 67m (220ft) Wallace Monument was completed in 1869. It stands on the Abbey Craig hill and after climbing the 246 steps, the views from the top are wonderful. It overlooks the City of Stirling and surrounding countryside.
Built as a monument to Sir William Wallace who, in 1297, defeated the invading forces of Edward I of England ("Longshanks") at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The movie "Braveheart" depicting Wallace has made this attraction even more popular, although the storyline in the film was mainly fictitious and historically only vaguely fact based.
Music from "Braveheart".