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Interesting landmark

It's on top of a large hill, so once spotted, it's easy to drive to. Park in the official car park... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
jwf322
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

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

Reviewed 26 August 2018
DaveandDebsGif
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Ash, United Kingdom
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All reviews chesil beach national trust car park golden cap isle of wight worth the climb great position an ice cream van spiral steps views are amazing check opening times portland bill dorset countryside worth a stop well worth the effort nt members nt staff
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

It's on top of a large hill, so once spotted, it's easy to drive to. Park in the official car park and walk past the modern sculpture (hmm..) and the 'panda' cows up to the monument. (or drive to the top of the hill where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jwf322
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sidmothian
Reviewed 26 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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