Alfred's Tower is a triangular folly tower. It stands 160 feet high of brick, with a view over Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset. Designed in 1765, it was completed in 1772 to commemorate the spot where Alfred the Great in AD 870 erected his standard against Danish invaders and who eventually defeated the Vikings.
Castle Hill at Mere in Wiltshire. A memorial to 43rd (Wessex) Division stands on Castle Hill, overlooking Mere in Wiltshire. Both 4th and 5th Battalions of the Dorset Regiment served in this distinguished division during World War 2, notably at Hill 112 in Normandy in 1944.