Sir William Wallace Monument at
A closer look from Stirling Castle
The Monument as seen from the car park
After you walk up the hill / mountain you see just how tall the monument really is.
Another look at the top of the monument, from the front.
entrance and the bottom of the
over the entrance.
On the way to the top, there are two floors that have items of Scottish history.
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Little is known about the origins of the sword for it carries no makers mark and is hence difficult to date, but we do know that James IV ordered the sword to be rehilted in 1505, in a style more fitting to 'Scotland's National Hero'.
The sword, a traditional two handed broad sword, is approxomately 66 inches in length with the blade itself being around 52 inches long. The quality of the blade would suggest that it may have been forged in Scotland, unlike other swords of the period which would have been Flemish of German in origin.
It is reasonable to assume that in order to wield a sword of this size Wallace would have had to be of considerable stature, at least 6 foot 6 inches in height.
Looking across the top floor to the north.
Looking up on the outside.
Looking up on the inside.
Looking south you can see Stirling Castle
A closer look from Sir William Wallace Monument