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Things to do in Wellington (Somerset), Somerset

View of Wellington Park © Patrick Finnegan
View of Wellington Park © Patrick Finnegan

Wellington is a friendly town set in a wide valley between the beautiful Blackdown Hills, seven miles west of Taunton on the River Tone. The name is synonymous with the famous "Iron Duke" victor of the battle of Waterloo.

The town owes much of its growth and prosperity to the Fox family, who developed integrated woollen mills, and still make the best West of England flannel today.

Step back in time and visit the Fox Mill shop with its fine selection of woollen and worsted cloth.

Wellington Sports Centre - The sports centre has a range of activities on offer, squash, badminton, aerobic classes, fitness training equipment and a swimming pool.

Wellington Monument - Prominent on the skyline of the scarp of the Blackdown Hills, a 175-foot column, erected in Wellington's honour, to commemorate his victory. At night it is illuminated and is a landmark for miles around. The monument has steps which can be climbed, but not for the faint hearted! Visitors are rewarded with a superb view from the Blackdown Hills, across some of Somerset's most breathtaking countryside.

Wellington Museum - Explore the importance of the woollen industry and the town's close association with the "Iron Duke", plus local history and rural life displays.

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View of Wellington Park © Patrick Finnegan
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