the best of britain

view gallery

Hardy Monument

Dorset DT2 9HY +00441297489481

We say

This distinctive tower sits on a fantastic blowy ridge high above the Dorset coast. You can climb the tower itself, though opening hours are yet to be fixed because of access problems; but even when closed it is still a stunning spot. The tower was erected to commemorate one Thomas Hardy – not the author who is so synonymous with Wessex, but Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, of "Kiss me, Hardy" fame – he was Flag-Captain on the HMS Victory. There are picnic spots all around the tower, a van selling hot drinks most days, and some memorable walks radiating off in all directions – the Jubilee Trail, which starts off the access road just below the monument, is one of the best.

Have your say

You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.

Sign In

Are you the owner?

If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...

Owner Sign Up

Looking for...

  • Getting Away from it All
  • Historic
  • Sensational Views


Open access

In Guides

Know another place like this?