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National Memorial Arboretum

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Address: Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
Phone Number: +44 1283 792333
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Thought provoking place

My first visit since the refurbishment of the visitor centre. They have made a lovely job of it. Went on the land train this time and is well worth the £5 charge. The... read more

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

My first visit since the refurbishment of the visitor centre. They have made a lovely job of it. Went on the land train this time and is well worth the £5 charge. The commentary is very informative and really does make you think. Try and catch the 11am service in the chapel.

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Burton-upon-Trent, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I didn't realise until I visited the National Memorial Arboretum, just how many wars our country has been involved in. It is a truly humbling experience.

Thank Jane D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While I appreciate that many visitors value having this special place where they can remember people who lost their lives in war, purely as an arboretum the site is not that attractive. The trees still lack maturity and the layout seems too stark – too many straight lines, circles and concrete. No Capability Brown serpentine influence here. For me, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing place! There is so much to see that this cannot be just a quick visit. We walked round the perimeter with our dog when we arrived and saw some of the memorials and went back the following morning without the dog to have a proper look round. After attending the 100am service, which is always a moving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3rd visit but first for a few years . There have been big improvements in the interim. The Landtrain is a great addition, full tour in 45 minutes (£5) and then you can return and cherry pick what you wish to see in more detail . The Far East POW hut is always a must see, moved to tears every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Standing and taking in the absorbing memorial. When you have a chance to realize the sacrifices in what people did to give people the freedom that we take for granted. A rewarding and awe inspiring day is guaranteed.

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Rainford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having had a quick visit here a couple of years ago for the RMP memorial service when we didn't really see much we finally managed to get back and have a good look round. There are so many memorials dotted about the place its would take forever to describe them all. We planned an overnight stay at the local premier... More 

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Petersfield, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We broke our weekend trip to Manchester at the National Memorial Arboretum, a place we had wanted to visit for some time. Our access was somewhat limited by the fact we had our dog with us, but the dog walking route was very enjoyable, and the provision made for 'dog families' is better than many places. The grounds are beautiful,... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised by its size. Need to allow a full day to get around. Also need a good dry day because when we went there had been floods stopping the little train rides which covers several miles. The memorials are excellent and worth a visit. The cafe is a little expensive and many people take their own food. It is very... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of Memorials for Army, Navy and Air Force and much more to see and do, I went in November, but will go again in late spring early/ summer ,to see the trees in leaf and the flowers in bloom, Train ride is worth the cost about and hour around the grounds , then you can walk and see the... More 

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