A Hero Remembered
The National Wallace Monument invites families to remember Scotland’s National Hero with special live actor performances this October break.
The performances, entitled ‘A Hero Remembered’, are free of charge and give visitors the chance to come face to face with William Wallace as he meets the Monument’s Caretaker.
Taking place regularly across two weekends, on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October, costumed actors will provide an insight in to the life of William Wallace and the story of the magnificent Monument built in his honour.
Additional performances of ‘Scotland’s National Hero’ will take place on Wednesday 11th October with a medieval character describing how William Wallace came to lead his army in the late 13th century.
Visitors will have an opportunity to follow The Wallace Way to see the newly installed woodcarvings, depicting moments from Stirling’s history, on the pathway from the car park to the Monument.
For many of those who come to the attraction on the Abbey Craig the highlight will be the opportunity to climb The National Wallace Monument to see the legendary Wallace Sword and enjoy the breath-taking 360-degree view of central Scotland from the top of the 220ft tower.
Ken Thomson, Stirling District Tourism, the charity responsible for The National Wallace Monument explains “A day out to the National Wallace Monument is fun for all the family, with an added educational twist. Our actor performances bring history to life in an insightful and entertaining way. The galleries inside The National Wallace Monument tell the story of how William Wallace was victorious at The Battle of Stirling Bridge, and of the legacy he left behind, while the new woodcarvings allow us to share more of Stirling’s fascinating stories with our visitors.”