Elderslie in Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Welcome to the traditional site of William Wallace's birthplace
Wallace was a hero of Scotland's Wars of Independence against England during the 13th and 14th centuries.
Recent archaeological work on this site proves that during the 13th/14th centuries there was a significant fortified structure here which may have been the Wallace family home.
The foundation walls which you can see, are the remains of a 15th/17th century building known as Wallace's House. They contained the medieval kitchen and a later dovecot.
The Memorial was erected in 1912 by public subscription.
Each year on the Saturday closest to 23rd August, the anniversary of his execution in London in 1305, the Society of William Wallace celebrates his life with a gala day.
The "Wallace" yew tree, at the rear of the site, is at least 300 hundred years old.
A free leaflet giving information on Wallace and Elderslie is available from the nearby filling station and the newsagent's shop.
This is a special place for Scots. Please take care of it.
(Marker text also available in French, German, Italian, and Japanese. Please click on the picture to read.)
Location. 55° 50.122′ N, 4° 29.359′ W. Marker is in Elderslie, Scotland, in Renfrewshire. Marker is on Wallace Avenue just Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Yew Tree, The Wallace Oak, and The Cult of William Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wallace Birthplace Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Alt Clut (approx. 12.1 kilometers away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.