The National Wallace Monument, Stirling. .67-metre sandstone tower built in the Victorian Gothic style 1869. Visitors climb the 246 step spiral staircase to the viewing gallery inside the monument’s crown. The tower stands on the Abbey Craig, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. The Scottish forces of Andrew Moray and William Wallace defeated the English army in this battle.