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National Memorial Arboretum

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Address: Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
Phone Number: +44 1283 792333
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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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So many to remember.

We had booked seats at a presentation hosted by the Arboretum on the explosion of bombs and ammunition at Fauld on 27 November 1944. Before taking our seats we visited as many of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were actually looking for a nice walk, and ended up at the national memorial arboretum in Staffordshire. Dog owners welcomed. Huge site, currently undergoing a refurb so some areas roped off. Free entry, and only £3 to park this is very reasonable. Café onsite was again clean and reasonably priced. With an interest in history and genealogy this was... More 

Thank Linda H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had booked seats at a presentation hosted by the Arboretum on the explosion of bombs and ammunition at Fauld on 27 November 1944. Before taking our seats we visited as many of the memorials as possible and could not helped but be moved by what we saw and read. In addition to those commemorating various military and civilian organisation... More 

Thank RobbieBStockport
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here on the eve of Remembrance Sunday. Not only is the place beautiful and well kept, you cannot help feel emotional whilst walking around - it is such a thought provoking place. The car park was £3 and so was the map of the grounds, which is a small price to pay to help with the upkeep of... More 

Thank cagsybabes1969
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to the National Arboretum was on Remembrance Sunday. The car park was well organised with the attendants showing where to park. Well sign posted. The gift shop is well stocked with memorabilia and there is a cafe for refreshments but on this occasion was to busy to visit.

Thank Carol H
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third visit and would rate it excellent previously but this time some of the staff were less than helpful - especially in the shop. We got the impression that we were second to their needs. There is a lot of building work going on at the moment which spoilled the experience although we realise that this has to be... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed close to the national memorial arboretum and thought it would be worth a visit as it is free entry but I'm very glad we did a very interesting place to see and the 4 of us learned a lot and wished we had more time to spend lookin around all the memorials.

Thank rachael g
N.W. England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit. November is not the best month for the gardens but the autumn colour magnificent this year. The national memorial is now closed for a year of repair work but all the names are being photographed and displayed on a site near to the visitor centre. The gardens and arboretum are still open and... More 

1 Thank Gillian J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness what a place! Just fabulous, amazing, moving there just aren't enough superlatives to describe this place. I took a group of year 8 students to lay a wreath on behalf of our school, it was such a proud beautiful moment for us. This attraction is totally free only asking for you to pay for your parking. It... More 

1 Thank sauciehunnibunni
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm lucky enough to live very close to this, so visit at least once a month. There are some great events that take place here, most recently the ride to the wall and armistice day. Spectacular flyovers from the red arrows who often parachute down to the crowd . This is an all day visit as it is very large.... More 

1 Thank Joanne P
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned to visit on Remembrance Sunday 2015. It is 100 years since my husband's father entered the Army (KOYLI) and the first WW although thankfully he survived, and my husband and I have subsequently had a memorable 56 years together. Unfortunately, our arrival was delayed as my husband was taken ill and admitted to Burton hospital on the Saturday... More 

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