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Favourite sunbathing spot

The Duke of Wellington Monument stands tall over the lawn here in the Phoenix Park. In Summer the... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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An immense obelisk in Phoenix Park

The Duke of Wellington Monument is an imposing obelisk in Phoenix Park which was designed by Sir... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Don't go out of your way to see the 2nd largest obelisk in the world (Washington dc the biggest). I found it plain, only surrounded by greenery. He defeated Napoleon however!

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The Duke of Wellington Monument stands tall over the lawn here in the Phoenix Park. In Summer the lawns surrounding the monument are favourite sun bathing and picnicking spots for Dubliners. The steps at the base can be climbed.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 28 January 2018

The Duke of Wellington Monument is an imposing obelisk in Phoenix Park which was designed by Sir Robert Smirke with work starting on it in 1817 but due to lack of funds was not completed until 1861. The monument was erected to commemorate the victories...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 27 January 2018

This is a very very large Monument in the middle of the beautiful Phoenix Park well worth the trip to have a picture and a walk through the park.

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

When they say this is a "large" monument, large is not a big enough word to sum up the scale of this place. The monument is so large you can walk on it, the steps are not the straightest so anyone with health conditions would...More

Thank Cazziii
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had taken the train from Galway and could see the monument as we pulled into Heuston Station in Dublin. Later that day,we took a bus tour of the city that included going into Phoenix Park where we passed the tall structure. I did not...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 6 August 2017

In Phoenix Park. The obelisk is 203 ft tall and is the largest obelisk in Europe. It was built to celebrate the victories of the Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley) who was born in Dublin.

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My friends had organized a midnight birthday celebration for me beneath this monument and it was so fun filled to cut the cake, sit below the monument and enjoy the night sky full of stars at 12-1 a.m in the slightly cold weather in April....More

Thank Nisha K
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Not everyone can be the one to defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. This monument is stately and pleasant to see, even if there is the argument among people as to whether the tour guides are wrong in describing it as the second largest...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We passed this on the sight seeing bus and I was suitably impressed. A testimonial to Arthur Wellesey, the first Duke of Wellington, to commemorate his victories. The 62 m high obelisk stands in Phoenix Park and also contains plaques melted down from cannons after...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
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