Resting just outside the city of Stirling on the summit of Abbey Craig stands the National Wallace Monument, a 67 metre sandstone tower built in the 13th century to commemorate the famous Scottish hero Sir William Wallace. Overlooking the scene of Scotland's victory in the battle of Stirling Bridge, this famous monument tells the story of a former patriot who took his campaign for Scottish freedom into battle in 1297, as well as providing a fascinating insight into the features of this national landmark. Not forgetting the spectacular views from the top and the excellent on site visitor facilities, a visit to the National Wallace Monument is a must visit for anyone staying in or around Stirling.