Wellington Monument, Wellington, Somerset

You can see Wellington Monument sticking up out of the trees for miles around; at 175 feet tall, it’s one of Somerset’s famous landmarks, in this case erected as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington following his victory at the Battle of Waterloo. It’s a nice spot for a stroll through the beech woods and grasslands and when you get to the top – well, the views are astonishing, rolling out across the landscape to the Quantocks, over the Blackdown Hills, and on to Exmoor.

It’s a great spot for kite flying or nature spotting, and if the sun is shining, for a picnic, old fashioned style – sausage rolls, boiled eggs, chicken drumsticks and of course, lashings of lemonade.

All information correct at the time of writing

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