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National Memorial Arboretum

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Special night at the Illuminated Arboretum event

I visited the 'Illuminated Arboretum' event with three other family members on their opening night... read more

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Ruth D
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Special illuminations for Christmas and very enjoyable. Shame about the weather.

I’ve been here a few times and it’s a spectacular place. Very thought provoking and so lovely to... read more

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GaryF842
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Stafford, 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

I visited the 'Illuminated Arboretum' event with three other family members on their opening night on Wednesday 12th December. After meeting the family for a quick drink in the restaurant, we headed to the start and began the walk down a torch-lit avenue. Along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed yesterday

I’ve been here a few times and it’s a spectacular place. Very thought provoking and so lovely to see such beautiful memorials to so many of the forces, the emergency services, the police and many others. This visit however, was something we had to book...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited around 8 years ago and were very impressed so it's time to visit again and as we suspected the place has expanded and the trees are maturing beautifully. It's an amazing place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been many times to the Arboretum as we live close by in Staffordshire. We last went recently and again it was a very memorable experience. I was born in April 1939 and have many memories of being pushed under the stairs with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This evening we have been to see the Illuminated Arboretum. This is a new attraction for them, starting this year. It was amazing! Over 5 miles of cable and lights, transformed the Arboretum into a very moving experience. A good night out for old and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Free to get in. Ability to walk round on your own or take the land train at a small cost for a 50 minute auditory tour Cafe reasonably priced, with volunteers clearing tables as they are vacated Dogs welcome Site constantly dedicating more memorials. Will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 423dancer
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our visit, we used the land train for our tour it was very interesting and informative. We had lunch there, a very tasty soup and excellent sandwiches. We will go again in better weather and walk around so we can view the memorials...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a buggy tour and two course meal for my Nan & grandads anniversary. We met our tour guide, who volunteers, and our buggy which was gratefully full of blankets to keep us warm. Bryan was very knowledgable and amazed us all with everything...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mmoo20
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn’t been to the NMA for a few years but was up visiting a friend who lived close by so we went for a visit. The last time I visited most of the trees were saplings so it was great to see an arboretum...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic venue....Fantastic road travel, the Aspects business conference centre is superb, great facilities, fantastic catering and friendly expert staff.....of all the conference venues I've been to, and there have been many, this is by far the best!!! Highly recommended and I hope to use over...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ajveric6590
29 October 2018|
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Response from memorialarboretum | Property representative |
Hi, many thanks for your query. Our parking meters take cash only. However, if you're struggling to make payment by cash you can purchase parking with a card at the welcome desk.
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Vacation757390
29 October 2018|
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Response from memorialarboretum | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your question. We won't be holding an event specifically to mark this occasion. However, we do have a memorial onsite which remembers those who lost their lives on the Suez Maru. It's located near to the Far... More
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648barryf
24 July 2018|
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Response from memorialarboretum | Property representative |
Hi Barry, Thanks for your question, we don't allow people to cycle around the Arboretum grounds. We have a number of cycle racks at the entrance of our building where you can securely store your bike if you choose to visit.
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