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Very Large Obelisk

This is a memorial to the Duke of Wellington , and is the Largest Obelisk in Europe, the base is... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Andrew R
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Largest Obelisk In Europe

A memorial to the great Iron Duke, the second largest obelisk in the world and the largest in... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Steve57C
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Duke of Wellington never did say about his Irish birth “just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”. It was said by Daniel O’Connell about him and has hung about the reputation of the Iron Duke. Unfortunately this...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is a memorial to the Duke of Wellington , and is the Largest Obelisk in Europe, the base is surrounded with large metal pictorials made from canon metal seized by the victorious Duke's armies It is located to the left as you enter Phoenix...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is located in Phoenix park and is a nice place to escape the busy city located just a little bit away. It is a park and nice to walk or picnic or play frisbee or something. If you ride one of the hop on/off...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

A memorial to the great Iron Duke, the second largest obelisk in the world and the largest in Europe.

Thank Steve57C
Reviewed May 26, 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 February 25, 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 January 27, 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

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Reviewed January 27, 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 November 10, 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 September 30, 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

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