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Tour Information

      8 hours

      Coach or Driver Guide tour. 
    Group size: 1 – 53, depending on vehicle used.
     Tickets required if visiting Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Stirling Castle, and Wallace Monument.
     Bannockburn Visitor Centre: Fully accessible.
     Stirling Castle: Courtesy vehicle available if pre-ordered.
     Wallace Monument: Only Café and gift shop are accessible.

For many who come to Scotland, it is because of iconic films which have made a long lasting impression on them. This can certainly be said of the film ‘Braveheart’ starring Mel Gibson as Scotland’s freedom fighter William Wallace.

But did you know that William Wallace was not the true ‘Braveheart’ but it was in fact King Robert the Bruce? Legend says that Bruce’s heart, whilst on pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his faithful men, was thrown out of the danger of battle with the words “Onwards brave heart!”

In this day trip from either Glasgow or Edinburgh, you will visit many of the important battlefields where Scotland’s Independence was fought.

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre is a state of the art experience where you can totally immerse yourself in a 3D medieval battle. Watch as the horses gallop towards you and try to dodge the arrows as they come rushing through the air before your eyes. The centre also offers refreshments and a shop.

Travel on to the mighty Stirling Castle – the reason why so many battles took place around here was in order to hold the strategic importance of Stirling, which overlooked the lowest bridging point across the River Forth. From the battlements, follow the gaze of King Robert Bruce himself as his statue looks towards Bannockburn, the site of his most famous victory. Savour the imposing Wallace Monument as it stands out against the scenic Ochil Hills.

The National Wallace Monument is a draw for all Wallace fans and it is no mean feat to reach the top of the 246 steps , but you are rewarded with the most wonderful view. The monument tells the story of Wallace and his importance to Scotland’s national identity. The wooded walk is not for the faint hearted but there is also minibus should you prefer to use it. There is a café  and gift shop for souvenirs.


How to Book a Guide for This Tour

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1. Browse through our guides using the blue Find Your Guide search box at the top of this page.

2. Contact our guide Booking Service using the enquiry form under the Find Your Guide search box. This puts you in direct contact with our staff – you tell us your requirements, and let us locate the right guide for your tour. A booking fee will apply – learn more about STGA booking fees.

Optional Venue Visits

Stirling Castle – Ticket Type: Price
Adult (age 16-59) £14.50
Concession (age 60+) £11.60
Child (age 5-15) £8.70
Child Under 5 Free

Find out more about tickets for Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre and the Wallace Monument. Tickets to these two venues must be purchased directly.


Guide Rates for This Tour

Average rates charged by our guides for this tour are available below. The exact rate will be confirmed with you before payment. Learn more about STGA guiding rates.

Guide Service Average Rates
English Full Day £185 – £230
Language Full Day £235 – £280


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