This is me standing next to William Wallace's mighty Two-Handed 5ft 7in long 'Claymore' Broadsword. It is the original sword used by him and it was transferred from Dumbarton Castle on 23rd June 1861 to the Wallace Monument at Abbey Craig near Stirling where it is now kept. It is easy to imagine the force required to lift it and experts believe that Wallace would have needed to have been at least 6ft 6in tall to have wielded it in battle effectively. Legend has it that the scabbard for the sword was made from the skin of the defeated Sheriff Of Lanark - William Heselrigg.
The Real William Wallace
The 'Mel Gibson' William Wallace
The Wallace Monument
The Stirling Bridge & Bannockburn Sites