Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Not all National Trust properties are open yet, and those that are require pre-booking via their website, no later than 15:00 on the day prior to visit.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Wellington Monument

The Wellington Monument stands as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington and his victory at the Battle of Waterloo.
Its prominent location on top of Wellington Hill, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, has led it to become a symbolic marker on a journey, either within the immediate area or to the wider South West.
In contrast to other memorials to the Duke, the Wellington Monument has a more informal countryside setting.
It can be approached along a path lined with beech hedgerows and is surrounded by a wildlife rich meadow.This is an ideal place for a picnic or to fly a kite.
A one mile walk taking in the surrounding area is a rewarding way to see the beautiful Blackdown views.

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