Wellington Monument

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe.

A striking landmark at the heart of an appeal for repair, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Close up view of the scaffolding

Wellington Monument audio guide - repairing the world’s tallest three-sided obelisk

The story of Wellington Monument is one with many ups and downs. It has been redesigned, rebuilt and struck by lightning, twice. Yet this landmark has become a much-loved part of local life. Find out more about the restoration programme, how such extensive repairs came to be needed and why we are still fundraising to protect it.

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Our work

A deep crack in the stonework of the Wellington Monument, Somerset

Wellington Monument appeal 

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.

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Repairing Wellington Monument  

The £3m project to repair Wellington Monument has now begun. Currently clad in scaffolding, the project to restore the monument has reached its halfway point. Find out the latest on the project here.

Letters from the community are placed in the monument

Memories in the monument 

Memories live on in the monument

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History

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The ups and downs of Wellington Monument 

The rocky history of the Wellington Monument, the tallest three-sided obelisk in the world.