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National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
+44 1283 792333
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Lichfield
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Please visit the arboretum for a moving, spectacular beautiful place. Would reccomend a visit for anyone, old or young.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I wasn't really sure what to expect - probably more (or larger) trees, and probably fewer memorials. However that doesn't mean this wasn't a worthwhile visit. I hesitate to write 'enjoy' because the subject matter, for me, isn't something to celebrate. Rather, respect to those who gave their lives so that we can live in a free country (and freely... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a wonderful memorial, and a must for a visit. The whole place is slowly maturing as the trees and gardens grow. Be prepared to be deeply saddened when you see the walls with thousands of names engraved. It bring home the futility and uselessness of war. We have made a point of visiting every year since it opened.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A long promised trip to the Arboretum. It was definitely a walking boots and waterproofs day and it was quite thought provoking to read the memorials - it makes you realise the wide range of professions and backgrounds who gave their life in public service. Practical bits - we visited on Friday 5 December and it was very quiet. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As a former long serving member of the RAF, I am saddened to see names of friends, colleagues and people I've known engraved on the wall. But saddened as I am, I am also immensely proud to have known them and proud too of their contribution. The National Memorial Arboretum is steeped in history. A history, I want my children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you got some free family time then I suggest you go there with your kids to give them a history lesson,honestly saying I got really emotional at one stage just walking along and looking at the memorial and what great people did for our country,even tho it was a memorial to me it felt like they where still with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Living near to the NMA ,it's convenient to visit . I love the tranquility and feeling of history here. As my father died in WW2 I love the respect shown to all our heroes. When I have visitors its a great place to take them, it is well appreciated by both my male and female friends and they ,like me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Totally amazing place to have a walk. Look at all the memorials from the First World War until present. Good to remember those who served for this country. Over 300 memorials to see. Free entry you just pay around £3 for the car park.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The NMA is our national centre for remembrance. It's not all about the military as many think it is. It's a place for all to visit - to remember and to think. it's truly wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We were not sure what to expect, but were very impressed by this Memorial. In fact this is not one memorial, but hundreds of all design, both traditional and modern. Some memorials refer to individuals, others represent regiments, armies and the many organisations who all played their part when the nation end needed them. We were very moved throughout our... More 

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