Luxury Holiday near Wellington Monument
Back in 1990, armed with just one torch and in command of 4 children under the age of 7 we collected the key to the Monument from the local farmer and opened the door! It took us a while but we successfully climbed the 365-step spiral staircase inside and reached the internal viewing platform. It was one of those mad, crazy, summer days when you think it's a good idea. Coming down, very slowly, I descended on my backside, bumping down every step, ahead of the 3 year old in case he fell. I've never felt so relieved to reach the bottom and have all the children safe.
Since then it has been deemed unsafe, the padlock to the entrance remains in place, as does a safety barrier around the plinth. The National Trust, custodians of the Monument are still fundraising for the necessary repairs and hope work will begin on it's restoration by 2020.
Meanwhile it continues to be our local iconic landmark. Clearly seen for miles around and loved by us all. The Monument to the south of Wellington, sitting on the Blackdown Hills is well worth a visit. Just a 10 - 15 minute stroll along a hard, level surface through beautiful beech trees leads to the Monument from it's large car park. There are several really useful information boards, full of fantastic facts and details about all it's trials and tribulations throughout history. There is a large grassed area at the base of the Monument, full of wild flowers and a great place to picnic.
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- Private indoor heated pool
- Sleeps up to 14+2
- Idyllic farm location
- Hot tub and sauna
- Spacious landscaped garden