The National Memorial Arboretum comprises 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to the concept of Remembrance. Set within the National Forest of Staffordshire, it was established in 1997 and contains 150 memorials of national significance.
The Arboretum is the home of the Armed Forces Memorial which is a striking and emotive memorial. It gives recognition and thanks for those who have died whilst on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War and acknowledges the enduring sacrifice of those who mourn their loss.
We plan to arrive in time for the 1100 silence, but at 1400 there is also a "Welcome to the Arboretum" talk in the Millennium Chapel which is a repeat of the 1100 talk but without the Act of Rememberance.
The Arboretum’s Land Train is the perfect way to enjoy our 150-acre site. Whatever the weather, the 50-minute journey will provide you with lovely views across the landscape and will introduce you to some of our 300 plus memorials. Highlights en route include the Shot at Dawn Memorial, The Polish Armed Forces Memorial, The RAF Remembrance Garden and views across the Naval Review.
Image credit: National Memorial Arboretum
- Return coach travel
- Land Train
Back by (Swindon): 18:00 approx.