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National Memorial Arboretum

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Address: Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
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+44 1283 792333
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of...

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. With 150 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens to explore and over 300 unique memorials to see, you're sure to be fascinated by our many memorials and the amazing stories and symbolism behind them.

Entry is free. To help you make the most of your visit; guided walks, tours and trails, learning activities, exhibitions, a restaurant and a gift shop are also available.

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A day to remember Granddad who died in the 1914-18 war and Dad in the 2nd world war

A place of peace and interest, the layout can be covered by sitting in the train and receiving a very interesting commentary from the driver, they will answer questions too. Felt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lichfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place of peace and interest, the layout can be covered by sitting in the train and receiving a very interesting commentary from the driver, they will answer questions too. Felt very close to family who are no longer with us

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, calming and evolving . The aboretum is a lovely place. Every time we go it changes and strikes a chord.

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Thank rwinter141
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A most enjoyable day out for any age. Loads to do and see. If you know anyone in the forces or just want to learn more this is the place to come. Food wise you can have a full meal or just a cup of tea and a cake or even take along your own picnic.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a family we love the Arboretum , my father likes to pay his respects to his army bodies named on the armed forces memorial .The grounds are beautiful and vast , there are so many memorials to visit ,all are touching and diverse in their design .Good for all the family and as a bonus the cafe is good... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful day's visit. Plenty of interesting things to do and see with every effort made for those who are perhaps unable to walk the considerable distance round the whole site. We took the visitors train which helped us to decide where to walk to later in the day. The memorials were inspirational and the separate building and exhibition for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit here regularly.. Its beautiful in all seasons. Paths are regular and disabled access is good.. centre has motorised buggies to enable you to get everywhere. Land train also accommodates wheelchairs and carries blankets. Beautiful stillbirth and neonatal death (SANDS) memorial and children's wood emotive. Have a children's trail as well as an adult guidebook... also great place to walk... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited with friends. Their first time, our 10th - always inspires. It is 9 years since we first visited the Memorial and it is great to see how the Memorial continues to be developed. Each time we visit with a different group of friends and see/learn something new. This time we wanted to also visit the Korean War and... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place. We had no idea of the variety of memorials positioned in the Arboretum. We found all the staff to be extremely helpful - in particular Paul, who presented the introduction to the Act of Remembrance, and Gary, who did our guided walk. Both were extremely knowledgeable. We had Gary to ourselves and he tailored the walk-round... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

first ever visit to this amazing place, I was totally taken aback by the size of the whole area, such fantastic memorials and all the staff were absolutely brilliant and extremely knowledgeable which added to the experience.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely modern facility with acres of space & walks. A fitting tribute to heroes of war & those that fought for us & in the name of freedom & peace. Beautiful landscaped gardens & well kept. Not great for young children with little to do, there is a small park for them. Worth a visit to reflect on some... More 

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