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National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
+44 1283 792333
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Lichfield
Type: Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The main structure is mesmerising and moving, but the actual arboretum itself is lacking in a coherency that is so desperately needed as many of the trees are still very young. The large expanse it covers is awkward, this is only natural given the thin-ness of the trees, however I did notice a good few different variety of trees actually... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the National Memorial Arboretum as a family on a beautiful sunny day in September. The Arboretum is very easy to locate with good signposting off the main A38. This place is vast and certainly a day is not long enough to see and appreciate everything so as this was our first visit we decided to pick our own... More

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Newnham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very moving and beautiful place. Everyone should visit at least once. Beautifully laid out, stunning views.

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This place is so beautifully laid out including so many memorials for a massive range of people who gave their lives to help make life better for us. Its so peaceful and well thought out. There are buggies and the Land Train to take you around if you are not able to cover the huge acreage of the arboretum. There... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great and necessary tribute to all those who gave so much for our freedom, very sad at times but also inspiring. I think it is beautifully presented and tended.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A thoroughly enjoyable day at a well constructed and well thought out venue. Before visiting I had done no research and had assumed that this was purely a military memorial site. I was completely wrong; although there were, of course, memorials to the armed services and, to my delight, the Merchant Navy, there were many others. Anne Frank, Shot at... More

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Hull,uk
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

visited the Arboretum in September after passing it for years on the way to Birmingham to visit relatives. My wife and her family have supported the Arboretum but I have never been. It is a beautiful and moving experience. Everyone should go to be reminded of the sacrifice that all our service men and women made. Every branch of every... More

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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and myself went to the Arboretum while we were having a break in Burton upon Trent, the staff were very friendly and helpful, we took the land train around the site which was very informative, it's one of the most beautiful places we have visited if you are ever in the area a visit is a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I visited this place on a recent holiday and glad that I did. It combines the idea of an arboretum with memorials to those who have sacrificed their lives in conflict and memorials which are not related to conflict. Whilst there is no admission charge, this place operates on voluntary donations to maintain the beautiful area. To get an idea... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A place for people to come and pay their respects the gardens are superbly maintained in between the manorial gardens its a full day walking eround visiting each garden a credit to the hard working staff

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