Getting Here

The Arboretum is situated in the centre of England on Croxall Road, Alrewas in Staffordshire. It is easy to reach from any part of the country and is close to all the Midlands motorways.

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Centrally located in the heart of the UK, the Arboretum is at latitude 52.7273403 and longitide -1.7288854. Click on read more for a google map.


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Access by car

M1 (southbound) – exit at Junction 28 and take the A38 south bypassing Derby and Burton to the A513 Tamworth then local directions. 
M1 (northbound) – exit onto M6 north then after Corley Services follow signs for M6 (Toll) & M42 then leave at next junction (Junction 9 M42 ) signposted A 446, then follow A446 Lichfield to A38 Lichfield, then A38 Derby to A513 Tamworth then local directions.
M6 (southbound) – exit Junction 15 follow A50 Derby then A38 Lichfield to A 513 Tamworth then local directions.
M6 (northbound) South of Birmingham – follow signs for M6 (Toll) & M42 then leave at next junction (Junction 9 M42 ) signposted A 446, then follow A446 Lichfield to A38 Lichfield, then A38 Derby to A513 Tamworth then local directions.
M6 (northbound) & M6 North of Birmingham – leave M6 at Junction 11, follow A5 then A38 Derby until A513 Tamworth then local directions.
M54 (eastbound) – leave at Junction 1 and take A460 Cannock passing over M6 continue towards continue then follow A5 (Tamworth), then A38 Derby until A513 Tamworth then local directions.

Local directions: from A38 at Alrewas follow Brown Signs to the National Memorial Arboretum following A513 towards Tamworth after about half a mile turn left at the roundabout following the road round to the Arboretum entrance.

For sat nav, AA Route Finder or RAC Route Finder users the post code is DE13 7AR.

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"Although we had no personal memorial to visit, it gave us the opportunity to pay our respects to great Service men and women in wonderfully calm and beautiful surroundings. An outstanding place to visit with excellent guides to give greater understanding."


Cynthia 

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Access by public transport

Transp Train Trains: Lichfield Trent Valley is the closest railway station (5-6 miles). Alternatively, Burton and Tamworth railway stations are both about 8 miles away.

Transp Bus Front Buses: Arriva Travel run a Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday only direct service between Burton upon Trent, the Arboretum and Lichfield. 

A daily service operates between Burton upon Trent and Lichfield via Alrewas village (a 30 minute walk to the Arboretum). There are different timetables for weekends/Bank Holidays.

Please click here to download a suggested route from the Alrewas village chemist bus stop.

For more information contact Traveline for advice and up to date departure times or call: 0871 200 22 33 (charges for calls apply.)


Transp Taxi Taxis: City Cars offer special pre-booked taxi rates for visitors to the Arboretum. Phone 01543 254999 for bookings and more information.

Ambassador Taxis also offer special pre-booked taxi rates for visitors. Phone 01283 544 700 for bookings and more information.




"The National Memorial Arboretum has come a long way since I first saw that twinkle in David Childs' eyes back in 1994, and I have not returned to the developed site until this year. I never doubted his determination to see the project through. Long may this remarkable place continue to grow both on the ground and in people's awareness."


Tim Sporne (ex Redland) 

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Access for cyclists

Transp CycleNational Cycle Route 54 runs from Lichfield to Burton on Trent through Alrewas. From Beacon Park, Lichfield follow the route to the Canal Bridge at Fradley. Turn right and follow the new signed cycle link to the Arboretum. The distance from the Canal Bridge at Fradley on route 54 to the Arboretum is approx 3 miles, with easy country lane cycling and crossing over the A38 by bridge near the Fradley Arms and Travelodge.

All visitors arriving by bicycle are able to park their cycle at one of the designated spaces outside the Visitor Centre.  Bicycles are not allowed within the Visitor Centre, and should not be used on site.


"I visited for the first time today in what was both a hugely moving and humbling experience. However I was saddened to see the rather small and distant memorial to the RAMC in relation to the others."



Sarah

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Access by boat

CanalboatThe Arboretum is situated a few miles from the Trent and Mersey Canal and is accessible via bridges 46, 47 or 48 in Alrewas village,  approximately a 30 minute walk to the Arboretum.

Please click here to download a suggested walking route from the canal to the National Memorial Arboretum.


"Britain needed a place, this is very special – thank you"


Cathy

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