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Towering monument

Hike the Cotswold way to Old a Sodbury, this monument towers above the surrounding landscape for... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Bruce M
Sydney, Australia
Fantastic views from the Monument

This monument was a good find on our walk with the dogs, fantastic views and stone through from the... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Dave M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

Hike the Cotswold way to Old a Sodbury, this monument towers above the surrounding landscape for miles. Unfortunately it was closed midweek in mid November as it would have been nice to climb the internal staircase fir spectacular views over the countryside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed October 10, 2018

After a very good lunch at the Royal Oak, Leighterton close by we were driving back along the A46 Bath Road when we spotted this monstrous carbuncle on the horizon to our right. Curiosity got the better of us and we turned off to follow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Located in the small village of Hawkesbury Upton is the Lord Robert Somerset monument. He was a soldier by occupation and became a General. He fought in the Waterloo war of 1815 that led to the end of the Napoleonic wars. He was born in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This monument was a good find on our walk with the dogs, fantastic views and stone through from the village which has good pubs. Great history although you cant enter the site and there is no parking, but easy to walk to from Hawkesbury Upton.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The monument stands proud on the cotswold edge just outside the village of hawkesbury Upton. Their is no access into the monument.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank leatt50
Reviewed November 28, 2017

I visited the monument as I have seen it from wickwar every day and wondered where it was. It can be seen from a far. Its a shame you can't go to the top.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank GloucesterPauline
Reviewed September 2, 2017

However I did read about the Monument after finding my way eventually to a Cottage at Latteridge Green. It does appear that Somerset was one of the sons of the Duke of Beaufort. According to the Author of my Cotswold Way book, the Monument dates...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank BrianB321
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Took part in a charity walk in July and saw this in the distance. Looked like something out of a Game of Thrones set and I was delighted to see the route took us right past this. Stunning building.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GaryF842
Reviewed July 20, 2017

I saw the Monument from the A429 and went to have a look. It is incredible, it stands 100 feet tall and is there in memory of General R E H Somerset (Lord Robert) who took part in the Battle of Waterloo of 1815, he...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a very impressive monument that can be seen for miles around. It is very picturesque when you get to it, although it's quite a climb on the bike!

Date of experience: July 2016
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