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National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
+44 1283 245100
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Well worth a visit

It is free entry, but you pay £3 into the parking metre when parking your car. We spent the whole... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Somerset England
Visited as part of our 30th Wedding Anniversary week away

A beautiful site. Superbly laid out with hundreds of memorials all unique. The train ride lasting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard T
Portsmouth, 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 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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Croxall Road | Alrewas, Lichfield DE13 7AR, England
+44 1283 245100
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Reviewed yesterday

It is free entry, but you pay £3 into the parking metre when parking your car. We spent the whole day there, not leaving until it closed at 5 o'clock. There is so much to see, it is truly amazing. My partner was in the...More

Thank Woodlands19
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful site. Superbly laid out with hundreds of memorials all unique. The train ride lasting 45 minutes is a great way to survey a lot of the memorial site. One can then visit particular monuments of interest. The volunteer guides are very helpful and...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow...what a memorial....wonderful place to see, def a must! We're going back again as we have not touched half of the area.

Thank glamama
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very sombre and strange place. The site is vast. In particular the central monument listing those killed in action since WW2 is particularly moving, especially as when we visited more names were being added to the endless list. The grounds are well...More

Thank kendrafortune
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Kids and adults loved it and a great way to educate the children.

Thank SarahSeph
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wasn't really sure what the NMA was. I knew it was a memorial centre of some kind, having seen the occasional news item, but why an arboretum? My visit was to find out. We arrived at 9.30 am and left at 5.00 pm when...More

Thank Peter-Selby
Reviewed 2 days ago

The site is vast - one great big garden, with memorials to every military service. It is beautifully organised, and free entrance, although a donation is welcomed. Parking is £3. There are many areas of particular interest, including a WW1 trench replica, and a memorial...More

Thank Viv S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful, sobering and thought provoking experience. With over 300 memorials in quiet woodlands around the central remembrance monument, this place puts things into perspective and makes you realise how many lives have been lost in the defence of our realm. A very emotional experience...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here with my husband who wanted to lay flowers at the Burma railway memorial for his grandfather. The place is beautiful, a fitting memorial for all the men & women who have served this country. My husband was moved to tears by the memorials...More

1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Something for everyone. They have great events throughout the year and there are a couple of hidden play areas for children. It's a beautiful place. I go regularly and I always feel emotional, it's a very special place.

Thank Quainttraveller
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29 June 2017|
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Response from memorialarboretum | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. A direct bus service operated by Midland Classic operates between Burton upon Trent and Lichfield, the service stops in the nearby village of Alrewas, approximately a 20-minute walk from the... More
Janette E
12 March 2017|
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Response from mitzi12016 | Reviewed this property |
Any time you go you will feel the atmosphere that is all round this wonderful place The car park can look busy but once inside the place is so big it does not seem crowded
15 January 2017|
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