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National Memorial Arboretum
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Lichfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Spur of the moment trip and I'm glad we went. Set in lovely parkland we found that just wondering around was the best way to explore. All of the monuments were in excellent condition and the grounds were very well maintained. Good use of technology by the use of QR readers.
All the staff we interacted with were pleasant and informative.

1  Thank MissyMo243
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Had the opportunity to visit the Arboretum for the second time recently,this time at the Dedication of the Western Front memorial stone with members of the Mercian regiment and Cadets.
The first time we visited i had no idea what to expect,so we had a guided tour & this is probably the best was to find your way around on the first visit , then , just wander,it would be impossible to see every thing in one go,but that to me is just what it is all about,to return another day,to see changes,and to remember , it is not all about war , it is as much about today as yesterday.
Refreshments are available but if the weather is good take your own , there are plenty of places to sit & reflect.
We will be going back , soon.

2  Thank keith w
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

This is truly a wonderful place of peace, remembrance and beauty. The site has over 300 memorials, both military and civilian, and over 40000 trees. The volunteer staff we encountered were knowledgeable and friendly. A "must visit" place.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A very peaceful, thought provoking, emotional experience. Very well thought out and amazing structures.

Thank Janet T
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Visted 5th August, 2014 and well worth the long journey. Was not sure what to expect initially, but it really is a fascinating place to visit and remember the war dead. Went on the train that gave excellent informative commentary and would recommend anybody to use it. The shop was well stocked, places to eat very good and friendly staff.

I am so glad I visited. It certainly is a place not to be missed.

2  Thank Liz D
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