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Treasured Places

Date 10 August 2007

Event ID 551949

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Treasured Places


Built between 1862 and 1869, the Wallace Monument on Abbey Craig was designed by J T Rochead. It takes the form of a tower and gatehouse and incorporates distinctive elements of Scottish architecture, including a crown spire, turrets and gunloops. Inside the tower displays describe the achievements of William Wallace and other popular national heroes.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 10 August 2007

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