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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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Moving and thought provoking

I am astounded by Rich53's offensive remarks about some of the memorials being "tacky". There has been lots of thought and care been put into them and I fail to see how you could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Jenny W
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Long Itchington, United Kingdom
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Long Itchington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I am astounded by Rich53's offensive remarks about some of the memorials being "tacky". There has been lots of thought and care been put into them and I fail to see how you could not think they were a fitting tribute to those who have lost their lives for us. On a very windy, wet day I took the land... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is only a few miles from us, so we have been a few times. It does have a restaurant, which can get extremely busy. However that's not why you visit here. The place is big, 150 acres, so if there is a potential of a little rain, make sure you dress accordingly. Its not a play ground, its a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We go to the National Memorial Arboretum regularly to pay our respects to all the armed forces. The restaurant there serves hot and cold food which is lovely. We are always greeted with a smile from the people who work there. The gift shop is an added bonus. I for one love going to this place as it is so... More 

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Nothumberland, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I really, really don't know what to think about this place. Is it a cemetery, is it a war memorial, is it a museum, is it a garden or is it a theme park? Given it is not that old the first thing that strikes you is that this is a network of newly (well new-ish) planted trees and shrubs.... More 

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

We value all feedback and we’re constantly delighted to be top-rated by the vast majority of our visitors. Yet sometimes it’s the more negative reviews which are the most helpful, both in terms of further improving the experience for visitors and in having the chance to correct misperceptions. The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance; a... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Thought provoking, humbling and a place to remember all the fine people who have sacrificed their lives for us. This place is well worth a visit what more can be said

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chesham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were in the Burton area looking at what to visit and came across this venue, we were both a bit unsure whether to go or not but are so glad we did. There is a mix of traditional and modern monuments, we took a guided tour and the information we received was invaluable. Refreshments a bit... More 

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southampton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We went as part of a bigger party on a day trip - but three hours was never going to be enough. There are so many things to see and reflect on, so many memorials that we didn't see but we will go back to view. You need a couple of days at least - and new memorials are being... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited this National 'garden of remembrance' several times. It is a truly living memorial; it changes each time you visit, with trees maturing, new ones being planted and additional memorials erected. Inevitably, there are always new names being added to the 'main' wall, which you cannot fail to notice as you enter The Arboretum, as well as to... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

An inspiring memorial in a beautiful setting, and one that will only improve as the trees and monuments age.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What an amazing experience. The memorials are inspiring, educational and thoughtful. there is something for so many. A place to remember and a place to inspire. The wall of names is a reminder of those who have given their lives whilst serving for their country since the last World War but then there are the reminders of the postal services,... More 

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