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Westonbirt Arboretum

Forestry Commission, Tetbury, GL8 8QS 01666 880 220

We say

One of the largest of its kind in the country, the National Arboretum at Westonbirt holds over 18,000 trees and shrubs across 600 acres. It’s a huge site, best explored on one of the seasonally changing trails – pick up a leaflet on arrival for the current routes – and best experienced in spring or autumn, when the flowers (spring) or foliage (autumn) are at their most vibrant. You can stock up the ingredients for a majestic picnic at nearby Tetbury, home to Prince Charles’ Duchy Farm Shop.

You say Average Rating ★★★★☆

Expensive but so beautiful ★★★★☆

I used to live quite close so joined as a member (was about £50 for a year's unlimited entry, in about 2007-8). I walked there often and it was lovely to see the leaves in different seasons. They have a good cafe and little play area, and often put on special events (chainsaw carving...). It is expensive but it's supporting the conservation of some of Britain's most beautiful trees. You can walk with dogs in Silk Wood, the (big) western portion of Westonbirt.

Westonbirt Arboretum reviewed by on April 3rd, 2012

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How much?

£5–£9, child £2–£4

Facilities

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Café
  • Country Park
  • Events & Activities

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Sensational Views

When?

Daily 9am-5pm, Sept-Mar; 9am-8pm, Apr-Aug

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