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  Wellington Arch
by grkboiler

The Wellington Arch was erected in 1828 on a small patch of land at Hyde Park Corner. It is dedicated to the Duke of Wellington and was once a ceremonial entrance to Buckingham Palace. There is a large statue of the Duke on the top. Traffic was rerouted around it in the 1960's and it now stands on its own little "island". There are exhibits inside the arch and stairs to an observation deck.

The Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), was born in Dublin and was a general and later a statesman. His troops were responsible for the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. He also served twice as the Prime Minister.

Admission is charged. It is open Wednesday to Sunday and hours are 10am - 6pm (April to September), 10am - 5pm (October), and 10am - 4pm (November to March).

Address: Hyde Park Corner
Directions: Outside the Hyde Park Corner tube.
Phone: +44 20 7930 2726
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wellington-arch/

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  • Written Nov 18, 2004
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