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Best Western Lichfield City Centre The George Hotel
Best Western Lichfield City Centre The George Hotel

12-14 Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PR

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3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Located in the heart of Lichfield, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Old Guildhall Prison Cells, …

£58
Best Western Appleby Park Hotel
Best Western Appleby Park Hotel

Junction 11/M42, Swadlincote DE12 7AP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (209 reviews)

Located in Appleby Magna, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Twycross Zoo and within 6 mi (10 km) of Twycross Zo …

£49
Drayton Manor Hotel
Drayton Manor Hotel

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Tamworth B78 3TW

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4.2 out of 5 (327 reviews)

This family-friendly Fazeley hotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Drayton Manor Theme Park, The Snow …

£56
The 3 Horseshoes
The 3 Horseshoes

2 Station Road, Burton on Trent DE13 8DR

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4.4 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Located in Barton under Needwood, this inn is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Yoxall Lodge Bluebell Woods and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

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The Belfry
The Belfry

Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B76 9PR

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (178 reviews)

This family-friendly Sutton Coldfield hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Middleton Hall and Kingsbury …

£103
Hoar Cross Hall
Hoar Cross Hall

Maker Lane, Burton on Trent DE13 8QS

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5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Yoxall, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Yoxall Lodge Bluebell Woods and within 9 mi (15 km) of National Fores …

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BW Premier Collection Moor Hall Hotel & Spa
BW Premier Collection Moor Hall Hotel & Spa

Moor Hall Drive, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield B75 6LN

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Located in the heart of Sutton Coldfield, this spa hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Artifex and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sutton Par …

£63
The Cathedral Hotel
The Cathedral Hotel

62 Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Old Guildhall Prison Cells and Curborough Antiques …

£45
Fairlawns Hotel and Spa
Fairlawns Hotel and Spa

Little Aston Road, Walsall WS9 0NU

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4.5 out of 5 (100 reviews)

Located in Aldridge, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Aston Wood Golf Club and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Huntly Castle. …

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Swinfen Hall Hotel
Swinfen Hall Hotel

Swinfen, Lichfield WS14 9RE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Situated in Lichfield, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Wall Roman Site, Aston Wood Golf Club, and Vida Beauty Clinic. …

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Pocket Guide: Burton on Trent National Memorial Arboretum Hotels

Peaceful, tranquil and a place for quiet contemplation, the National Memorial Arboretum is a beautiful 150-acre arboretum and a year round Garden of Remembrance. It opens at 9am every day (except Christmas Day) and entry is free of charge, but donations are encouraged.

The Arboretum is located in the village of Alrewas, Staffordshire, and is easy to get to by road, being close to the M6 and M1 motorways. Reasonably priced parking is available on-site. Lichfield Trent Valley railway station is only around five miles away, and Tamworth and Burtonu upon Trent stations are both around eight miles away.

A Place of Remembrance

Using the beauty of nature to commemorate the service and bravery of those who have given up their lives for their country, the National Memorial Arboretum is a sombre yet uplifting experience. Several activities are run each day in order to remember victims of conflicts throughout history. For example, at 11am every day an Act of Remembrance takes place in the Millennium Chapel. The service includes a brief history of the arboretum and a two minute silence.

At 12pm, join a guide at the Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building for a short talk on the service personnel that were based in the far east in World War II. Then, at 1.30pm every day, a very moving talk highlighting the story behind the hundreds of soldiers that were shot at dawn in World War One takes place.

150 acres is a lot to explore on foot and, for this reason, the arboretum offers buggy tours with an expert guide lasting around 50 minutes. A land train also runs between the various memorials with disabled access and room for up to 54 people.

The National Arboretum is designed as a place for remembrance, but its beauty is inspirational and particularly stunning during the autumn, when the trees blaze in every fiery colour imaginable. Staffordshire has a comprehensive range of hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs ranging from two to five star establishments, many of which are close to the National Memorial Arboretum. Hotels in Staffordshire are reasonably priced and levels of service and professionalism are excellent, even in the more affordable hotels.

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