Wellington Monument, Somerset, England

Monuments dedicated to the Duke of Wellington

The Wellington Monument is located in the Blackdown Hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England. Here are directions when driving from London.

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What is the Wellington Monument?

The Wellington Monument was built to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo with the Napoleon's last stand taking place on Sunday, 18 June 1815.

In 2015, Britain will mark the bicentenary (200 years) of the decisive battle, which saw the Duke of Wellington, in whose honour the monument stands, defeat Napoleon in what is now Belgium.

How big is the Wellington Monument?

The Wellington Monument is a 175 feet (53 m) high. It is 80 feet (24 m) wide at the base.

Here's a satellite photo of the Wellington Monument on Google maps.

When was the Wellington Monument built?

The foundation stone was laid in 1817, but the monument was not completed until 1854.

Path to the Wellington Monument

Bootkidz visited the Wellington Monument on the 20th September 2010. This is the path to the monument showing a cute country path.

Path to the Wellington Monument
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Path to the Wellington Monument

The Wellington Monument

The Wellington Monument was built to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo.

Wellington Monument, Somerset, England, UK
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Wellington Monument, Somerset, England, UK

Outline of the Wellington Monument for Colouring-in

Outline of the Wellington Monument for colouring-in.

Outline of the Wellington Monument
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Outline of the Wellington Monument

Also see our outline of the portrait of the Duke of Wellington.

National Trust Plaque for Wellington Monument

This is the Plaque at the entrance to the Wellington Monument.

National Trust Plaque for Wellington Monument
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National Trust Plaque for Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument from space (Google Map)

This is the Wellington Monument seen from space.


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