You don’t need me to tell the story of Braveheart. (‘m William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England and tell them… Scotland is free!)
William Wallace ( a Scottish knight) led a resistence during the Wars of Scottish Independence. He defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge and was deemed the Guardian of Scotland – instantly becoming a national hero. A few years later, the English captured him near Glasgow and he was executed by King Edward I of England for treason. But as we all know, what’s important is FREEDOM!
The Tower overlooks the Forth Valley and includes different floors of memorabilia. One of the floors is the Hall of Heroes which has busts of famous Scots including the three writers, James Watt (inventor of the steam engine); David Livingstone and John Knox among others. The entrance also has a Braveheart DVD continually running.
246 steps get you to the top – the steps weren’t bad, but the narrow spiral stairway could get you kind of dizzy both coming and going.