The film won numerous Academy Awards back in 1995, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, and Best Sound Editing. It's also one of my favorite movies. It generated a huge interest in Scotland and in Scottish history, not only around the world, but also in Scotland itself. Fans come from all over the world to see the places in Scotland where William Wallace fought for Scottish freedom. And here we were...at the home of "Braveheart."
"Over 700 years ago tyranny and terror were the tools being used by England to rule Scotland. Occupied and oppressed, the Scottish nation sought a hero to challenge the cruelty of King Edward I. Someone to take the campaign for freedom into battle, and on to victory. When the two countries faced each other at the Battle of Stirling Bride in 1296, Scotland was led to victory by a figure destined to become a national hero - William Wallace."
I took the above picture from the top of Stirling Castle, not aware at the time what the large structure in the distance was all about. I learned later it was the Wallace Monument the home of Braveheart. If you look closely, you will also see the Stirling Bridge at the bottom.
The National Wallace Monument - proudly standing on the Abbey Craig,
overlooking the city of Stirling.
The National Wallace Monument -
Enlarge the photo and look for Sir Wallace's statue on bottom right.
These pictures were taken on June 11, 2009 - - Day eleven of our vacation.
I love Scotland.
Hello and welcome to Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Please visit her blog for a complete list of participants