Save the Wellington Monument appeal Test

From abandoned bouts of building, lightning strikes and failed repairs, our iconic Wellington Monument has suffered a troubled history and is deteriorating fast. We need your help to secure its future

Wellington Monument
Wellington Monument through the trees in the Blackdowns, Somerset

The ups and downs of Wellington Monument

This striking landmark on the top of the Blackdown Hills in Somerset is need of serious repair and we need to find a permanent solution to its deterioration. As well as reapplying for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other grant giving bodies we need your help to support our restoration work and raise £4 million.

How the appeal adds up

  • At 175ft it's the tallest three-sided obelisk in the world
  • Erected in the 1820s to commemorate the Duke of Wellington's Waterloo victory
  • Since 1934 when it came to us, it's needed careful renovation

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Abseilers surveying Wellington Monument

A step closer to saving Wellington Monument

Find out about our survey work. It's being used to help us find a permanent solution to the deterioration of the Monument.

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

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