William Wallace Statue

Statue Melrose Borders

William Wallace Statue

Statue In Melrose, Borders

A red sandstone statue of of William Wallace overlooking the River Tweed Valley near Melrose.

Welcome to our first Fabulous North post from just over the Scottish border and it's a beauty to start with. Here is the William Wallace Statue.

Situated on the Bemersyde Estate at the end of a small forest, the statue of Scottish legend William Wallace looks out over the valley of the River Tweed.

Commissioned by David Steuart Erskine, the 11th Earl of Buchan, it was created by John Smith of Darnick. Constructed in 1814 and made of red standstone it stands at an impressive 9.4m tall.

At Wallace's feet reads the inscription:

Erected by David Steuart Erskine, Earl of Buchan


Just below the statue Below the statue of Wallace is a smaller statue of a funeral style urn with another inscription. 

 Sacred to the memory of Wallace The peerless Knight of Ellerslie
 Who wav'd on Ayr's Romantic shore
The beamy torch of Liberty
And roaming round from Sea to Sea
From Glade obscure of gloomy Rock
His bold companions call'd to free
The Realm from Edward's Iron Yoke.

The statue of Wallace was the first to be erected in Scotland oh him and is based on a portrait of Wallace found in France.

And a quick fly away from Red5 drone!

You canna tek his freedom and you also can't take away his stunning view over the Scottish countryside!

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Just follow the fingerpost straight to the statue. Around a 10 min walk.

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There is a dedicated car park for the statue.

Simon Hawkins

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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