The Wallace Monument
I’ve posted quite a few photos of the Wallace Monument on this blog. It’s one of the major landmarks which signals to me that I’m nearly home. It overlooks my university campus. It stands illuminated against the night sky. It is a defining feature of the landscape which reminds of national pride and of liberation. Today, we finally made the trip up the Wallace Monument, and these are a few of the photos that I took in the monument, from the top of the monument and looking up at the monument:
It is a bit of a climb to the top: 279 steps up a rather narrow spiral stairwell, and that’s after you’ve made it up the hill. Of course, I only discovered that there was a complimentary bus to drive you up the hill once we reached the top! But to say that you were rewarded when you finally reached the very top is to put it mildly. The views were absolutely breathtaking, and the actual structure itself was simply awe-inspiring. If you ever come over to Scotland, make sure you add the Wallace Monument to your list of must-sees. I can’t believe I left it so long to visit!
Is there a landmark near you which draws the tourists, but that you’ve never experienced for yourself? Have you visited a historical site recently? Which one, and did it live up to your expectations?