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IMPORTANT POSTPONEMENT NOTICE FOR MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 'REMEMBRANCE GLADE'

In light of the Government’s latest announcement restricting gatherings to no more than 6 people we have decided to postpone our launch event which was due to take place at The National Memorial Arboretum on Monday 14th September. The safety of the…

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National Memorial Arboretum shortlisted for three categories at Group Leisure and Travel Awards
National Memorial Arboretum shortlisted for three categories at Group Leisure and Travel Awards

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has been shortlisted for three categories (Best Garden Visit, Best Guided Tour and Best UK Attraction) at the tourism industry’s Group Leisure and Travel Awards. Readers of Group Leisure and Travel…

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Discover Lichfield tours to restart
Discover Lichfield tours to restart

From Civil War battles through to enlightened local Georgian figures, there is so much history and heritage to discover with a socially distanced guided tour of Lichfield city centre. Visit Lichfield’s team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides…

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The Show Must Go On

Event cinema returns to Lichfield on 18th September with live shows following on Sunday 1st November. Social distancing and patron safety are at the forefront of the Lichfield Garrick theatre’s reopening plan, with changes being made across the…

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Outdoor Escape Challenge
Outdoor escape challenge transports Arboretum visitors back to the Second World War

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has unveiled a pair of outdoor escape challenges, transporting visitors back to the final days of the Second World War, daring them to solve a series of cryptic puzzles to avoid the clutches of the…

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Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award
Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award presented to National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has been awarded a 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, the latest in a series of accolades for the 150-acre woodland and garden site, which has been previously named VisitEngland’s Large…

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Small Candles and Lady Chapel - Chris Day
Lichfield Cathedral at Night – Saturday 29 August 18.30 – 22.00

This August bank holiday weekend Lichfield Cathedral will be opening its doors for specially extended opening hours on Saturday 29 and Monday 31 August during the day. Visitors will be invited to explore the Cathedral, the Close and to stop and…

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#EnjoyStaffsSafely
Summer is here - it’s time to #EnjoyStaffsSafely

Staffordshire has thrown open its doors and is welcoming residents and visitors to explore its most famous landmarks and hidden gems. While the thrilling rollercoasters at Alton Towers Resort draw visitors from across the UK, the county also boasts…

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Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre reopens
Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre reopens

On Monday 17 August, Lichfield District Council reopened its Visitor Information Centre, which is based in Lichfield Library in St Mary’s on the Market Square. After closing when much of the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus…

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VJ Exhibition
VJ Day digital exhibition explores the diversity of the Fourteenth Army

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is hosting a free online exhibition of brand new illustrations as part of the site’s programme of activity commemorating the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Created by Kremena Dimitrova, the colourful…

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There’s Hope for 2020 at Lichfield Cathedral

In recent years Lichfield Cathedral has provided people from across the region, the UK and overseas with an exciting and creative programme of events, art installations and interactive exhibitions. In recognition, the Museums & Heritage Awards…

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VJ Day Pack
National Memorial Arboretum launches special VJ Day activity packs for all ages

The National Memorial Arboretum, in partnership with The Royal British Legion, has launched two free downloadable activity packs containing activities to help people mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August. Carefully crafted to ensure…

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Charity Challenge
Charity challenge trek adapts to coronavirus

The National Forest Trek, launched earlier this year by a trio of charities, will proceed in September 2020. After 18 months of work, there was concern that the 75-mile challenge walk, forged by an alliance of the National Forest Company, National…

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The Hub Coffee Shop and Bar now re-opened with new outside space

The Hub at St Mary's have reopened their Coffee Shop and Bar this week after 4 months of Lockdown. The 30 seat Coffee Shop and Bar, situated above Lichfield Library, will commence service with the added bonus of additional outdoor seating in the…

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Lichfield Cathedral: At the Heart of the Community

A survey of visitors to Lichfield Cathedral over the summer of 2019 showed that over 60% of visitors feel that the Cathedral belongs to the whole community. The three distinctive spires have been a beacon of hope to the city and its visitors for…

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Drayton Manor Park Confirms Sale to Looping Group

Staffordshire-based family attraction Drayton Manor Park has confirmed it has been sold, as part of a prepack administration, to the Looping Group – a European company operating 15 leisure parks across the UK, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland,…

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High Sheriff stops off at Lichfield Cathedral

In the first week of August Charlie Bagot Jewitt, the High Sheriff of Staffordshire, is embarking on a 300-mile cycle ride around the region to help highlight the wonders of Staffordshire as a staycation destination. As part of his ride, the High…

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The Letters from Lockdown

Letters from Lockdown is an exhibition created by the Lichfield community in response to the Covid lockdown. The Hub at St Mary's teamed up with local artist Rosie & Ramona to get everyone’s creative juices flowing for this exciting community…

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Lichfield District visitor attractions are ‘good to go’

Lichfield District tourism and hospitality businesses welcome special visitors on Friday 17 July 2020. The MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, joined Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for the district’s visitor economy, Iain…

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Lady Chapel - Chris Day
Lichfield Cathedral Reopens Its Doors to the Public

Following an extended period of closure owing to the Coronavirus outbreak Lichfield Cathedral is reopening its doors to the public for sight-seeing and public worship from Tuesday 14 July. A steady and considered approach is being taken to…

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