Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument with new stonework

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.

Gribbin Daymark tower in the distance

Visiting coast and countryside in the South West: what you need to know 

We look forward to welcoming you to the coast and countryside around the South West. We care for beautiful countryside, from Cornwall's sandy beaches to Dorset's heathland, and you can help us to keep them safe and enjoyable by following a few simple guidelines during your visit and observing the Countryside Code.

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.