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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 19 August 2018
Dave M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Monument it said on the Map

However I did read about the Monument after finding my way eventually to a Cottage at Latteridge... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
St Helens, United Kingdom
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High Street, Hawkesbury Upton GL9 1AX, England
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Reviewed 11 October 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

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Reviewed 24 August 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

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Reviewed 19 August 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.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Thank leatt50
Reviewed 29 November 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.

1  Thank GloucesterPauline
Reviewed 3 September 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

1  Thank BrianB321
Reviewed 6 August 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.

Thank GaryF842
Reviewed 20 July 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

Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed 14 July 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!

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 27 April 2016

A great monument but sadly closed and little information about it. I have been on several occasions and it is always closed.

3  Thank BristolPete1
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