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National Memorial Arboretum

Address: Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
Phone Number: +44 1283 792333
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Lichfield
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. With 150 acres of...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

With two teenage children its often difficult to get them to see the merit of a good walk, so we often like to take a walk that has a purpose, something to look at or find, this place fit the bill perfectly. There is lots of memorials to see, some interesting, some sculpturally beautiful, some thought provoking and others extremely... More 

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Mold
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place, very thought provoking and well worth a visit. We spent hours there and apparently still missed a chunk of it, my advise, get a map!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Having been recommended to us by friends we finally decided to visit, and what a truly amazing place. You can not fail to be moved by the fantastic monuments to the people that gave their lives in world conflicts, They are still building monuments and when finished and the grounds mature it will be awesome. We will be visiting again... More 

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

On holiday in Church Broughton we came to visit. The sky was clear and blue, albeit cold, being January. The staff (mostly volunteers) are dedicated to ensure you benefit everything you wish from your visit. All the Forces are remembered and each monument is different and fitting, some are truly beautiful. There are free maps and people on hand if... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I had a misconception regarding this memorial believing it to be a site recognising the sacrifices made by those defending the United Kingdom and its values. It seems to be a general place of remembrance for people from all back grounds not necessarily from conflict. The Armed Forces Memorial was very touching as was the monument to the Polish. Compared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We came here just to see this magnificent monument, and what a truly amazing monument it is. This is an enormous site, which needs a day to experience and pay your respects. Everyone is remembered here including Veterinary Doctors and The Land Army. Today has made us realize that our Forces and any other connected deserve all the respect. Everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the arboretum a few times usually while waiting for kids at a nearby outdoor centre. It is a lovely peaceful place to think and remember. Will improve in time as gardens mature. Lovely café and you can buy small selection of plants too.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting for a stroll, lot of monuments for sometimes forgotten conflicts. I would think it would benefit from a good rethink in setup as the way you walk is not very logical, it does not flow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Even though it was a very cold day when we visited, we enjoyed every minute we were there. We were greeted on arrival by a very helpful volunteer, who gave us all the information we needed about the site. We walked to the main memorial and then took a buggy ride round most of the site. Stuart our driver/guide was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautifully maintained, serene and very moving. We visited on a freezing but sunny day and it was a heart wrenching visit but one I am glad I made. The grounds and memorials are kept immaculate by the staff. Lovely café too which was welcome after walking around in the cold weather. We will be back when it is warmer for... More 

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