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National Memorial Arboretum, Lichfield
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
National Memorial Arboretum stands as scenic commemoration to fallen British servicemen and women. You'll find nearly 300 different memorials and more than 50,000 trees here. Start your visit at the Armed Forces Memorial, which remembers the 16,000 military personnel who lost their lives in battle or acts of terror since World War II. On November 11th at 11 a.m., the memorial uses the sun's position to shine a shaft of light on the wreath it contains. Among the other memorials here are ones to Jewish servicemen and women, the Berlin Airlift, and the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers shot for leaving the lines during World War I. A remembrance ceremony takes place daily in the Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness at 11 a.m. To visit National Memorial Arboretum on your holiday in Lichfield, and find out what else Lichfield has to offer, use our Lichfield trip itinerary builder.
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Very memorable and emotionable. Vast any visitor will need decent walking shoes or boots. Some areas can be boggy off path. There are disabled motorised buggys. The area is currently being rennovated ... read more »
You can travel on the land train or just wander at will. We did the latter and were amazed to discover more and more memorials dotted about among the very beautiful trees. Every so often we were pulle... read more »
A much overdue visit was enjoyed by all, we started with the service in the chapel and a brief talk before touring the gardens on foot and by land train with commentary that was an added bonus. An eve... read more »
Beautiful, beautiful place that has the right mix of humility, decoration, style and presence with large open spaces to contemplate the enormity of what the area stands for. When you are done taking in the sheer scale of commitment people have put into our country and defending it, the catering is good enough to allow a short recovery before heading home. This is also a place you can revisit many times.
Fascinating and humbling experience. Called in by chance as I was in the area and immediately regretted not having enough time. To do justice and explore thoroughly you should allow 2 maybe 3 days. Entry is free with a nominal charge of 3 pounds to park nearby, within easy walking distance. Knowledgeable staff who will assist and advise you at all times.
As some else said "called in by chance " and very moving, thought provoking experience. Will visit again. Maybe will not cry so much. Beautiful.
Beautiful and moving place. So much to see, and so many tragic stories. There are also some non-military memorials, for example, still-born children, road deaths, the RNLI. It needs more than one visit to see everything.
A beautiful and very emotional place to visit. Very well kept and an incredible reminder of the sacrifices our and other armed forces make.
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