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Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable, England
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+44 1582 872407

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A Good day out

Its well laid out so that you should be able to see everything on a circuitous route. It could do with a work-sheet or similar to keep the children occupied looking for things but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Will R
Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its well laid out so that you should be able to see everything on a circuitous route. It could do with a work-sheet or similar to keep the children occupied looking for things but spotting the different trees etc was enough to keep them entertained. It's laid out in areas of tree types, that even I found educational.

Thank Will R
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a circular walk from the Dunstable Downs that took in the Cathedral.It is a great concept - there is free parking on site and a map giving you an outline of the various parts. It only takes a few minutes to walk around - but I did find it quite beautiful and very different. Probably something I... More 

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved our visit to the Tree Cathedral. It was so peaceful and so clean and beautifully cared for. Plenty of information boards too to describe what you are looking at and the history behind the cathedral. All in all a great visit.

Thank EllieMary4
Luton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I've driven passed the sign for the Tree Cathedral for many years - how interesting could a bunch of trees be anyway. Finally I made the trip. If you go at the right time of year (spring, when the trees are in new leaf and flower) its stunning. The thought behind it is incredible but you do need a map... More 

Thank Ruth K
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This hidden gem is a wonder - a cathedral made from planted trees .They even have wedding blessings here but just to wander through this amazing sanctuary is calming and so peaceful :)

Thank Hancocks
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Its a nice park but dont expect anything too astounding. Not worth travelling to but probs ok to drop by if you are local. Just a large green with lots of trees in....

Thank r0bertplant
Hertfordshire england
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a really nice place, to walk and think and enjoy. It took some imagination and planning. This is one of our favourite places to take our friends and visitors to, and they are always really impressed. Saying they have never seen anything else like it. Well worth a visit.

Thank JoAnthony
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

When I first heard of the Tree Cathedral as a child, I imagined it would be a great Gothic edifice made of trees - it isn't. It is in fact trees planted in the 'shape' of a cathedral. So you have avenues of trees that represent a nave, cloisters, chapels etc Once you accept the idea, it's actually very beautiful... More 

Thank Jenny A
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83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have to admit I do not understand some of the low scores the Tree Cathedral has received. If you study how and why it came about you would find it hard to be critical. I particularly enjoy it in spring, when everything is renewing, and in the autumn as the leaves turn. Visit, enjoy the tranquillity and above all... More 

Thank MichaelJohnMichael
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I am on a mission to cover as many national trust locations as possible.. I liked the sound of a tree cathedral and as we were at Dunstable downs, we added this on. Difficult to find, and this site is unmanned. But if you don't have expectations of anything other than beautiful spiritual woodland scenery this is worth a visit..... More 

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