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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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Description: 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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For many years I never knew that this place existed but when I went for the first time a few years ago I was all in ore of the Staffordshire National Memorial. Not only is it a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

For many years I never knew that this place existed but when I went for the first time a few years ago I was all in ore of the Staffordshire National Memorial. Not only is it a statement of our history in England it also shows our allies the Scots, Welsh, Irish, Gurkha's and many more. The setting is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We've wanted to visit for a while and the wait was worth it. A very moving place even for those of us too young to remember many of the wars and conflicts. Take the tour for information and then wander at your leisure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Took the train round the site which gave us a good overview and helped us decide which areas merited a closer look. It's beautifully laid out, rather reminiscent of a military cemetery but with trees and memorials in place of headstones. The restaurant offered good value meals and the staff were friendly and helpful. I went particularly to see a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the National Memorial Arboretum for a Remembrance Service hosted by the Parachute Regiment. The staff met us at the entrance and were very helpful and friendly. Our service was being held at the Airborne monument and is situated some way from the main building, the staff explained that a shuttle buggy would be available to those unable... More 

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Lichfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Very moving. You don't have to have a military background to appreciate what so many people did to give us freedom. I would recommend a visit by anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A lot to see and you need all day to appreciate the history and the memories and to pay your respects Good provision for toilets and restaurants from snacks to full meals The site has got better and better as the years pass and more memorials are put in, I live locally and have visited a number of times with... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Didn't know what to expect. Much larger than we anticipated and thankful for the little train to take us around the large site, complete with commentary. The place is lovely and well tended with lots of helpful volunteers. You are politely asked to pay to park and help contribute to the upkeep. This we did gladly, but we were disappointed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not sure what I was expecting to be honest it wasn't my cup of tea, but I'm sure it would be for others allot of great tributes and trees, not sure if you would takes kids here, lots of walking, food and drinks are ok nothing special but cheap and basic but as I said maybe not everyone cup of... More 

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memorialarboretum, Head of Marketing at National Memorial Arboretum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of the Arboretum. As the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance we welcome around 300,000 visitors from all walks of life each year, all with a variety of reasons for visiting. Around 12% of people visiting do so with a young person under 16 years of age and we welcome children on site and aim to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I just love this place , so peaceful and very moving . We particularly came to view the recent addition of the Camp Bastion memorial . Nice to see how they've encouraged wildlife along the river too. Lovely grounds and well maintained .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

One could literally spend all day here but it would need to be in good weather, as the name implies it is outdoors. Free entrance but the car park is "pay and display". For less mobile visitors there is a mobility scooter hire facility and we would recommend taking a "mini-train" tour of virtually the whole site.

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Address: Address: Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
Phone Number: +44 1283 792333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Lichfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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