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.)