Loudounhill and Wallace Monument

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Loudonhill is a volcanic plug located near the River Irvine in East Ayrshire
Photo © Stephen clark (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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About Loudounhill and Wallace Monument
Loudonhill is the setting of two major historical Scottish victories. In his epic poem “The Wallace”, Blind Harry tells the story of William Wallace’s ambush of the English army at this site in 1297. A second battle battle took place between the armies of Robert the Bruce and Edward II in May 1307, when Bruce used the marshy morasses of the hill-scape to entrap the opposing forces.

The Spirit of Scotland Monument - a towering cast of Wallace's silhouette - guards the foot of Loudonhill. Unveiled in 2004, the sculpture by Richard Price seeks to commemorate the historical significance of the area during the Scottish Wars of Independence.
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