Wallace Monument, Stirling

The Wallace monument is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling. The tower was built after a fundraising campaign which accompanied a resurgence of Scottish national identity in the 19th century, to commemorate Sir William Wallace. The tower was designed by architect John Tomas Rochead at the cost of £18,000 in 1869. It is built in Victorian Gothic style using sandstone and stands 220 feet high. It is said that is was built here because this is where Wallace stood and watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, before the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.
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