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Wallace Monument Photograph
This picture of the monumnet shows William Wallace as a statue on the side of the monument rallying his troops to battle. The picture was taken from the foot of the tower.
Standing 220 feet (67m) high, this Victorian Gothic tower was opened in 1869 to commemorate Scotland's greatest freedom fighter, Sir William Wallace (1267-1305). It literally "towers" over the surrounding area and provides excellent viewpoints of the whole of the Stirling area. It was funded by public subscription, and donations poured in from expatriate Scots around the world.
The story regarding Wallace has been told in many books and can be found across the internet but briefly:
The monument is on the Abbey Craig, a rocky crag from which Wallace watched the English army gather on the South side of Stirling Bridge.
This is a picture of the statue on the side of the building showing Wallace prepared for action.
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