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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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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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An emotive and beautiful place of Remembrance

We visited here on the eve of Remembrance Sunday. Not only is the place beautiful and well kept, you cannot help feel emotional whilst walking around - it is such a thought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rochdale, United Kingdom

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here on the eve of Remembrance Sunday. Not only is the place beautiful and well kept, you cannot help feel emotional whilst walking around - it is such a thought provoking place. The car park was £3 and so was the map of the grounds, which is a small price to pay to help with the upkeep of... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first visit to the National Arboretum was on Remembrance Sunday. The car park was well organised with the attendants showing where to park. Well sign posted. The gift shop is well stocked with memorabilia and there is a cafe for refreshments but on this occasion was to busy to visit.

Thank Carol H
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our third visit and would rate it excellent previously but this time some of the staff were less than helpful - especially in the shop. We got the impression that we were second to their needs. There is a lot of building work going on at the moment which spoilled the experience although we realise that this has to be... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed close to the national memorial arboretum and thought it would be worth a visit as it is free entry but I'm very glad we did a very interesting place to see and the 4 of us learned a lot and wished we had more time to spend lookin around all the memorials.

Thank rachael g
N.W. England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit. November is not the best month for the gardens but the autumn colour magnificent this year. The national memorial is now closed for a year of repair work but all the names are being photographed and displayed on a site near to the visitor centre. The gardens and arboretum are still open and... More 

1 Thank Gillian J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my goodness what a place! Just fabulous, amazing, moving there just aren't enough superlatives to describe this place. I took a group of year 8 students to lay a wreath on behalf of our school, it was such a proud beautiful moment for us. This attraction is totally free only asking for you to pay for your parking. It... More 

1 Thank sauciehunnibunni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm lucky enough to live very close to this, so visit at least once a month. There are some great events that take place here, most recently the ride to the wall and armistice day. Spectacular flyovers from the red arrows who often parachute down to the crowd . This is an all day visit as it is very large.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned to visit on Remembrance Sunday 2015. It is 100 years since my husband's father entered the Army (KOYLI) and the first WW although thankfully he survived, and my husband and I have subsequently had a memorable 56 years together. Unfortunately, our arrival was delayed as my husband was taken ill and admitted to Burton hospital on the Saturday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything good you read about this arboretum is true. Take the little train and get a detailed explanation from the recording of a large number of memorials. At te central memorial there are always guides to help explain the significance of various aspects of the design, how the sun shines through a small gap in the wall at 11 am... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 2 visits over this weekend, one negative is that it's not very well sign posted from the surrounding area especially when traveling via a motorway to it. However it is a very well thought out & planned. A tribute to the people it is in memory of! Free entry but parking is on honesty! Prices are on a high... More 

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