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This is a day to remember in the company of a top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide. This illuminating tour includes a visit to the Erasmus Darwin House in Staffordshire’s premier heritage city and at The National Arboretum we include a 50 minute land train tour of the 150 acre site.

Lichfield is just north of Birmingham. We begin a day to remember here at 10.30am with time to buy morning refreshments before a gentle and flat walking tour to bring out the best in this ancient cathedral City. Where are the Ladies of the Vale? Why was son of Lichfield Samuel Johnson so rude about the Scots? This small city has a lot of contrasts from the bloody history of the Civil War to the genteel elegance of Georgian times with an interesting cast of characters to discover.

We’ll stay in Lichfield for free time for lunch: there’s lots of choice and this not only keeps the tour cost down but it is also designed to give your members time to visit the beautiful Cathedral which offers free entry for individual visitors.

The afternoon is dedicated to the National Memorial Arboretum - the UK’s year-round Centre of Remembrance that celebrates and honours the men and women who have served our nation.

There are some 300 memorials here - diverse in nature and rich in symbolism representing not only the armed forces but also the emergency services, charity groups and individuals. It’s a big site -150 acres, so your members will be pleased to know that we’ve included the 50 minute land train tour to show you a large proportion of the site’s fascinating memorials.

There is a café back in the Remembrance Centre where you can buy tea. A thought provoking day comes to a close when you start the drive home at 4.45pm with plenty to talk about.

Adults & Seniors: £23

Available daily all year

Prices valid 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

The National Memorial Arboretum covers

a massive 150 acres so on our tour we’ve

included a ride on the land-train so that

you can see a lot without walking too far.

Visit as part of a SleepOver

Stay in Birmingham or Lichfield and

combine with your choice of Blue Badge

guided tours in Birmingham, Stratfordupon-

Avon, Richard III’s Leicester & the

Shropshire Hills.

You can also combine a visit to the National

Memorial Arboretum with a Big Band Night.

Call 0208 692 1133 for more information

10 miles