Wellington Monument appeal

As a conservation charity, we're dedicated to looking after what we've got. The National Trust began caring for Wellington Monument in 1934. Since that time it has needed careful renovation every 10 to 15 years, an expensive and unsustainable process given its height. To perform a full repair, returning the monument to the stature that was originally intended, and making this special place a more enjoyable place to visit we have a lot of work to do. We need your help.

A deep crack in the stonework of the Wellington Monument, Somerset
" We’re thrilled that with the support of the local community and our funding partners, we’ve been able to get work started at the monument. It’s taken a lot of effort from everyone to get to this point, to watch the scaffolding going up is so exciting."
- Helen Sharp
  • To reach the top of the monument, it's a total of 232 steps. They're left un-climbed if the monument remains inaccessible
  • We care for 22 acres of nature-rich woodland around the monument
  • Around 5 million people who pass the monument on the M5 says it’s important to them
  • It will cost around £3 million to repair Wellington Monument from top to bottom

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Wellington Monument at sunset

Repairing Wellington Monument

The £3.1m project to repair Wellington Monument has now finished, thank you to everyone who supported the project. Find out more about the journey to repair the worlds tallest three-sided obelisk here.

Wellington Monument

The Wellington Monument Team would like to thank...

We've had many supporters of the Wellington Monument appeal

Letters from the community are placed in the monument

Memories in the monument

The monument is loved by many, holding a place in peoples hearts. As part of the construction some of these memories have been placed in the monument to live on for years to come.

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 everyone, for ever.

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