The View From Wallace Monument
A while ago I was photographing a wedding in Stirling so I took the opportunity to see the view from Wallace Monument.
The trip was good fun with face painting and fun games for the kids and a historical show outside the monument.
I have to admit, I didn’t realise that there were so many stairs going up to the top but there was some welcome stops on the way up into various rooms to see different artifacts including Wallace’s sword.
The view at the top made it all the worth while however.
The walk up to the monument takes about 10-15 minutes but there are shuttles that run all the time should you not be feeling up to the walk. During the walk you will hear a lone piper piping and meet him about 3/4 of the way up.
When turn round the final bend and look up you are met with this site of the monument.
A few detail shots of the monument when you look up reveal some stunning stone masonry work.
And finally the stunning view looking out towards Stirling Castle in the distance. I only wished I had my tripod to get a long exposure to make the most of the cloud cover on the day.
The location of the Battle of Stirling is the other side of the U bend in the River Forth around the middle of the picture.