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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 30 things to do 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

As pointed out before, unless you are on an organised trip you really do need you own transport to get here but parking is more than adequate even if you have to park in one of the not too distant overflows. The site is extensive and very well put together with a good instinct for what bushes shrubs and trees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We visited due to the children studying the war at school. The kids loved the place and found it so interesting, my wife and I felt there was a fantastic spiritual and calm feeling, we will go again.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 5 adults and 5 children (7-11). 2 were ex-soldiers so for them, it was a very special experience. They were able to see memorial stones of comrades and pay their respects. However, for non- military, it is also a very special day out. The surroundings are beautiful. The children understood the need for respect, but... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a fantastic place to visit. A remarkable memorial to all the gallant men and women who gave their lives to protect and defend their country and give us the free world to live in. It is a great attraction , so interesting for all ages and far too much to see in one visit. The car park is extensive... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Moving experience. Good guides( people) and booklets. Mini train with commentary available for those who do not want to walk too far. Beautiful setting which can only improve as the trees grow. The only church built during the year 2000 is here and well worth seeing. The only drawback is no public transport as far as I know. Very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful memorial which everyone should visit. It is very thought provoking and makes you realise how many lives were lost to protect our freedom.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A Very moving and humbling experience, but also interesting and engaging. I took my Sister and Brother in Law on a spur of the moment trip. Both were surprised and pleased to have visited the Arboritum. I would recommend a visit to anyone, of all ages. Don't expect to see everything in one one visit!! It is large and I... More 

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lichfield staffs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Arboretum is near near middle England & some 10 miles north of Lichfield along the A38. The site is vast ideally located in a rural area. Parking is plentiful as are amenities & many stories depicted of gallantry. A site that is quite sombre & respectful to those who paid the ultimate price in defence of our values.... More 

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Lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful memorial to all of those who gave their lives. But it is more than that, it is a living memorial. Set in impressive countryside with fine walks and that in itself is worth a visit. Personally I always feel humbled at any memorial site, standing still in our busy lives seeing all those names of those... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This memorial is a must see,everyone who can should visit.It is beautifully laid out and the thought that has gone into each and every memorial is breathtaking.It is very spacious so you can wander around and not feel rushed to move on.There is ample parking and a very good restaurant and lots of places to eat if you want to... More 

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