This small cemetery next to the companile contains mostly the gravestones of inhabbitants of Cambuskenneth from the 18th and 19th century. A local legend states that the monks of the Abbey burried the quartered remains, sent to be displayed atop Stirling Bridge, of William Wallace after his execution in 1305. Wallace was said to have had connections to the monks of the abbey through his uncle. In the northeast corner of the abbey ruin is a small stone embedded in the ground, perpendicular to the remains of the wall. It’s about 18 inches long and maybe six inches wide and has the initials W.W. inscribed. Royalty, including English King Edward and later Scottish King Robert the Bruce, prayed regularly at the abbey. The abbey was acquired by the crown in 1908, and it is presently managed by Historic Scotland. The abbey is open to visitors during the summer months. Visitors can enter the base room of the campanile; the stairs to the upper floors are locked, but are opened for visitors on occasion.