Home / Google Spotting / Wallace Monument, Stirling

Wallace Monument, Stirling

Friday, 14 October 2011
Latitude: 56.138642763931514
Longitude: -3.9180475903907563

The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the Wallace Monument) is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling in Scotland. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero.

The tower was constructed following a fundraising campaign which accompanied a resurgence of Scottish national identity in the 19th century. In addition to public subscription, it was partially funded by contributions from a number of foreign donors, including Italian national leader Giuseppe Garibaldi. Completed in 1869 to the designs of architect John Thomas Rochead at a cost of £18,000, the monument is a 67-metre (220 ft) sandstone tower, built in the Victorian Gothic style. It stands on the Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Below is a list of related Wikipedia articles regarding locations nearest to this location:

Below is weather data obtained from the closest weather station to this location:

Below is a list of Flickr images that have been taken recently within a 5km radius of this location: