Visiting Wellington Monument: what you need to know

The door to Wellington Monument

Tours of the monument have now finished for the winter and will resume again in the spring. The car park and surrounding countryside remains open all year round.

Please be advised, there are 232 steps up a small spiral staircase so bear this in mind when booking. Children over a height of 1m are welcome. Pets are not permitted inside the monument.

The countryside around Wellington Monument remains free for everyone to access. There is a car parking charge for non-members.

Climb to the top of Wellington Monument on a tour

After a 3 year project, we are able to open Wellington Monument up to the public for the first time in 20 years. You can walk up the spiral staircase and experience the magnificent views from the top.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your time slot as there is a 10 minute walk from the car park to the monument itself.

The tours begin at the base of the monument, with a safety briefing, overview of the monument’s history and safety equipment (hardhat and radio) given out. This then leads to a self-led climb and a chance for you to take in the views before making your descent, this will take around 20 minutes.  You will then receive a badge and a leaflet to commemorate your visit.

The climb on average takes around 5 minutes, up 232 steps in a relatively small spiral staircase. Please take this into account when booking your visit. Sensible footwear (closed toe and flat heeled) is required.

Children are welcome, although a 1m minimum height is in place as a safety measure.

You’ll be given a radio in case of emergencies and for us to remind you to make your descent when your allocated time is completed.

Tickets are £5 per person and all funds raised from the tours will be going directly to the upkeep of Wellington Monument.

Book your visit

Tours of the inside of the monument are available to book online. There is no need to book to visit and use the car park.