One of the big arguments when they were planning the monument was about what it would look like. Early ideas, like a large Scottish lion eating an imaginary English beast, and a 30 metre high statue of Wallace, were rejected in favour of something that looked a bit like a traditional Scottish tower house. Only, Mr Monkey thought, with more decoration than you'd normally expect, and with a four metre high statue.
You can read about the building at the National Wallace Monument website.
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