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“awe inspiring” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Duke of Wellington Monument

Duke of Wellington Monument
Dublin, Ireland
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Ranked #120 of 217 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Higher Bebington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“awe inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

a monument built in the late 18 hundreds well worth a look at . In the phoenix park an hours walk from the West County Hotel for you walkers out there

Visited February 2014
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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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“Phoenix Park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This monument is located in Phoenix Park along with the zoo. It is interesting and hard to miss as it is right in the middle of an open area.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Impressive Monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Wellington monument is an obelisk near the southeast (main) entrance to Phoenix Park. It is 62 meters high and is the highest obelisk in Europe. It was built to commemorate the victories of the 1st duke of Wellington who was born in Dublin. Interestingly it was first planned to be built in Merrion square until the residents had protested this idea. It is a beautiful monument for Phoenix Park, but I agree, it would be a little out of place in Merrion Square park. The plaques surrounding the statue were also made from melted down cannons from waterloo. Overall an impressive monument and not to be missed while in Phoenix Park.

Visited April 2013
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