Lanark – Wallace Begins

The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum and Lanark Castle Marker

In May 1297 William Wallace led an uprising against the English and killed the occupying Sheriff of Lanark and many of his men. With this act Wallace sprang into the national conscience and started the First War of Independence.

The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum houses a number artefacts that belong to the period of William Wallace.

The site of the castle, where Wallace killed the Sheriff still survives however, it is now a bowling green so some imagination is required.


Lanark Museum
29 Bloomgate (YMCA)
ML11 9ET

Friday and Saturday from  12noon – 4.30pm
Individual researchers and group visits (including schools) are welcome at any time by appointment.

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