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Free entry to the National Wallace Monument on St Andrew's Day

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The National Wallace Monument has announced it will be offering free entry to visitors on 30 November 2017, to mark St Andrew's Day, the celebration of Scotland's patron saint.

Visitors are invited to experience Sir William Wallace's life, discover who he was, where he came from, and how he came to lead an army as a defender of freedom from oppression for the people of Scotland. Live actor performances of Scotland's National Hero will take place at regular intervals throughout the day, starting at 11.15am.

The National Wallace Monument in Stirling is a Victorian monument where Wallace's life and legacy is told in three galleries, one of which features his legendary battle sword. 246 steps can be climbed to reach the top of the Monument, where visitors can stand in the Crown and take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of central Scotland and the Highlands to the north.

Ken Thomson, Stirling District Tourism, explains: "Offering our visitors the chance to explore the Monument for free in celebration of the Scotland's patron saint gives tourists and locals alike the opportunity to discover more about the National Hero, William Wallace. We hope that those who have always wanted to experience the attraction will take advantage of this special offer."

National Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Road, Stirling FK9 5LF; tel: 01786 472140.

(images copyright National Wallace Monument)

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