This year marks the 150th anniversary of the National Wallace Monument. Work on the 220 foot high monument on Abbey Craig, Stirling began in 1861.
There had originally been calls to build the monument in the Glasgow area. However after protests in Edinburgh it was decided Stirling -half way between Scotland's two biggest cities- was most suitable.
The designer chosen was Edinburgh based architect JT Rochead and the sandstone tower, which cost £18,000, was paid for by public donations.
It was completed in 1869 and finally opened on September 11th of that year. Today the monument still attracts 135,000 visitors annually.
A 14 foot bronze statue of Wallace sits above the entrance to the monument. And the Tower itself hosts the 1.67 metre Wallace sword.
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