Wallace Birthplace Monument

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241 Main Rd
Elderslie
Johnstone
PA5 9EN

Opening times
Open 365 days a year.

Cost
Free

A magnificent structure celebrating the “Knight of Elderslie and Guardian of Scotland”

On the traditional site of his home in Elderslie you will find a memorial erected to Scotland’s national hero, Sir William Wallace, (1274-1305). Wallace is famous for his battles against the tyranny of Edward Plantagenet during the Scottish Wars of Independence.

The monument comprises a series of sculpted plaques around a column reminiscent of a market cross. The plaques illustrate the key moments in Wallace’s life as Knight of Elderslie and Guardian of Scotland.

 

In and around Elderslie...

I think what makes Paisley great is our history. We have the Abbey, the mills, the Paisley Pattern and some great architecture. We have great heritage in music with the Tannahill Weavers and other great singers.

Phyllis Arthur
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