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National Memorial Arboretum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An amazing but very touching place to visit

The memorial grounds are much bigger than we imagined, with so many memorials dedicated to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan T
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Amazing

We visited as a group for the first part of our tour which was on the land train. A ride which is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
boydy73
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Croxall Road, Alrewas DE13 7AR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The memorial grounds are much bigger than we imagined, with so many memorials dedicated to the various regiments, and also personal family memorials on individual trees, remembering a family member. It is a wonderful, peaceful place to walk around but very touching when you see...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited as a group for the first part of our tour which was on the land train. A ride which is informative and guides you through the grounds it gives you ideas of where you wish to visit. Beautiful, tranquil it is such a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were amazed at the size of this place. Would recommend the informative 40 minute train trip around the grounds when you arrive to get an idea of where to walk to after it. We spent over 4 hours there wandering around the beautifully kept...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here today on a community 10k project through work. We helped clean memorials, weed, tidy the garden area for The families to visit to pay respect to their loved ones. What an amazing place it is. Immaculately clean, very informative and our ground...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited here on a Saturday in September. We were amazed by the size of the place and spent an enjoyable 5 hours there and still didn't see it all. It is in very extensive, well kept grounds and a most impressive...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful and moving experience. Tranquil areas to reflect and pay ones respects to those who have died. Lovely walks and peaceful spaces. However, the website needs to make it clear that dogs are not really welcome. There is a dog walking...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The memorial arboretum itself was very good- respectful and considerate to all. However I did have some issues with the website which said the arboretum was dog friendly. It is in fact not dog friendly at all- certain staff members making it very obvious how...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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memorialarboretum, Head of Marketing at National Memorial Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Smithyamy. Thank you for taking the time to review the Arboretum. I am very sorry to hear you think the website is a bit misleading. We do welcome dogs and over the last 12 months have taken several steps to make visiting with dogs...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

A very special place to visit. A place to reflect and appreciate the sacrifices the men, women & animals did for us. Hundreds of memorials are set in beautiful well kept grounds. Friendly helpful staff. Gift shop, chapel, restaurant & coffee shop. Plenty of picnic...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LisaA196
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went today for Royal Green Jackets meet with my uncle.The place is so touching and so much to see.I shall come back soon.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tapmouses
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the first day of our break here and were not disappointed. The car park was £3 for the day and entrance is free. We were greeted at the door by a very nice chap who explained briefly what we could see and where...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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432leanneb
August 12, 2019|
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Response from memorialarboretum | Property representative |
Our grounds are family friendly and there’s a lot for younger visitors to enjoy. Our 150-acre site is home to an abundance of wildlife and children will enjoy exploring the many habitats and natural features of the site... More
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378dmc
July 30, 2019|
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Our restaurant and shop sells a variety of gluten free options including sandwiches and cakes. Our restaurant team will be happy to advise if the items available on the day of your visit are suitable.
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Meander563863
July 23, 2019|
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There are lots of benches and grassed areas at the Arboretum where you can enjoy a picnic. Most of these areas are located within the Arboretum grounds which are a short walk from the car park. Our Front of House team would... More
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