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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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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106 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was my first visit, but will definitely be going back. The site is easily accessible and well laid out. It beautiful and thought provoking, and you can spend as little or as much time as you want/ need to there. There is a charge for car parking but no entrance fee, though you can leave a donation . There... More 

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Inverness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I took along my elderly mother as we had been wanting to visit for sometime. There is a large carpark for which there is a charge, visitor centre, restaurant as well as the Memorial Gardens. The area is still being developed, which I guess will be permanently ongoing. The area is large and it takes a wee while to walk... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was amazed to learn the size of the arboretum and to realise the growing number of memorials that are there. It is beautifully kept. The two minute remembrance is kept every day in the chapel and the arboretum has every kind of native tree except one, the bog willow. Every month except January a little train runs round the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A winter's day walk in the sunshine through the parkland and memorials was both interesting and spiritual. There were quite a few families walking and looking at the wide variety of memorials but there was plenty of space for personal reflection on the extraordinary sacrifice so many have made for their country. The setting on the riverside has some lovely... More 

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