Wellington Monument

UK»England»Somerset»Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument: It was erected to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo. The foundation stone was laid in 1817, on land belonging to the Duke, but the monument was not completed until 1854. Its design was inspired by an Egyptian obelisk, but in the shape of the type of bayonet used by Wellington's armies. It is 80 feet wide at the base. A counterweight hangs inside to help balance the Monument in windy weather. An internal staircase ascends to a viewing platform.

TypeOverall vote
Monument:Awaiting 5 votes
Popularity rank: #2185

Nearby

  • All
  • Related
  • Same

Directions

How to get here

Car

Wellington Monument is clearly signed from the A38 Wellington bypass.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

Comments

Post your opinion on this place

Questions

Ask your questions
StumbleUpon
Latest Questions:
Inspire Me
©2007-2014 Home | About | Errors | Omissions | Sitemap | Kudos | Help