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Visited during a week in Dorset, great views if you are happy to walk up a few steps, the NT staff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ash Vale, Surrey
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Nothing to do with the author:) Camping in Puncknowle I wanted to walk the ridgeway to the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument to Admiral Hardy (NOT Thomas Hardy) provides an excellent introduction to his life and times - particularly if the National Trust curator is present, who provides a wonderful overview of the monument's history. Add to that absolutely fantastic views (£2 to climb if...More

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to stop. Picnic tables. Parking national trust. Free if you are a member. Walk up monument for great views. Water bowls for dogs. Nice walks.

Thank sidmothian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during a week in Dorset, great views if you are happy to walk up a few steps, the NT staff member was very nice and let us visit 4 mins before closing time.

Thank DaveandDebsGif
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We drove past it on our way home from an excellent lunch (again) at the Hive Beach Cafe and half a mile later did a u-turn! The view was well worth the climb to the top as the views were spectacular. The NT guide was...More

Thank HawaiiSeaDog
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Passing the monument we decided to take advantage of the clearing weather. Lives up to its name as a viewpoint highlight on the Dorset coast. Views of Wetmouth Portland Bill and as far as isle of wight. Worth a stop if you get the weather.

1  Thank weirdfiz
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We have been visiting the Monument for many many years but this was the first time we have visited since The National Trust opened the inside and allowed you to climb to the top. The walk up is not as difficult as you might expect...More

1  Thank Nick B
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Drove here and had a lovely walk around and then walked up the 120+ step spiral staircase and were rewarded with a wonderful 365 degree ovista. A good clear day, brilliant. Has a very helpful and informative chat with David from the NT who gave...More

Thank sgholly2k
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing to do with the author:) Camping in Puncknowle I wanted to walk the ridgeway to the monument around 12 miles in a circuit. Actually very pleasant along the top as you can see the tower pretty well the whole way as a good directional...More

Thank Restless59
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is worth a visit the views are amazing and you can climb to the top of the tower for even more views, it is £2 to do the climb and is 120 steps which is worth the money you have to pay an additional...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Please don’t confuse this monument with the writer or even the movie star!!!! this memorial is for Admiral Thomas Hardy as in Nelson & HMS Victory. It is located in the glorious Dorset countryside & even if you don’t walk to the top of the...More

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