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National Memorial Arboretum

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Address: Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
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+44 1283 792333
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Very interesting day out, although the weather was dull and wet. Never guessed there would be so many memorials to read. Lovely new cafeteria and gift shop. Staff were very... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting day out, although the weather was dull and wet. Never guessed there would be so many memorials to read. Lovely new cafeteria and gift shop. Staff were very pleasant. Remember to wear stout shoes as there is a lot of walking over grass and your feet can get very wet. Definitely worth a visit or two.

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venice0810
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took family here as they are very into everything about the war. It is such a lovely place. You can wander around at your own pace. Plenty of seats along the way. Best buy a guide book. Came in very handy to explain a lot of memorials. This isn't just about war there were memorials for just about everything. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one place I have been meaning to come to for a while and at last we did, and I am so glad I did. This place is beautiful, sad, meaningful and a place that should be seen to mark some respect to lost soldiers who have given their lives. Respect to them all. I will be back in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fitting tribute. Beautiful grounds. Peaceful setting. A place to commerce heroes. Only a flying visit so chose the land train but would return and spend longer. Helpful staff and volunteers. Grounds well maintained and centre was spotless and pristine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the experience of visiting the Arboretum and decided to have a snack before the journey back. The afternoon tea was just the job. A selection of freshly made sandwich, ham, cheese, tuna and egg were our choice with salad very tasty 😁 Aww then came the cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream. DELICIOUS. All homemade a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is certainly not the place for a fun day out. However, the site is well organised and attractively set out, and it is a poignant reminder of the consequences of war. Those who lost their lives in wars involving Britain since 1914 are all remembered in the vast number of memorials on this site. It is not a glorification... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience. I had very few expectations in terms of size and personal impact, so it wasn't hard for those to be exceeded! But it's a wonderful and peaceful place, covering a vast area. I walked over 8km and didn't cover it all by any means. It's well laid out, and easy to navigate, and the audio guide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. We will definitely be going back did not get to see all of it so had to choose which areas to to see also great work done by all the volunteers who are a great help.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely place to go to think about all those men and women who gave their lives to defend us. More uplifting than sad

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very emotional, interesting and plenty to see and do. Would highly recommend a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum. Would recommend the restaurant too

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