Westonbirt The National Arboretum

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Westonbirt The National Arboretum

A magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe. Boasting 15,000 specimens, 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure.

Created by the wealthy Holford family, back in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting, today the arboretum is internationally renowned not only for the diversity and importance of its collection but also its breath-taking beauty.

You can take plenty of trails throughout the arboretum, which will fire your kids’ imaginations. Go on a plant hunting orienteering adventure, or take on the Nature Play trail and see your young adventurers build a den of their own. Westonbirt also organises plenty of seasonal family trails, so you’ll always have something new to do.

There’s so much to do everyday at Westonbirt! Find your new favourite spot on a guided walk, or get creative at our Creativitree activity in the Welcome Building.

Visit Tetbury an area of outstanding natural beauty and the second largest town in the Cotswolds. It is the home of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall and, was an important market for Cotswold wool and yarn during the Middle Ages. Today, it is better associated with boutique shops, great food, and its Royal Connections.

Visit Gloucestershire from elegant spa & market towns to stately homes. Gloucestershire is home to the UK’s longest river and largest mature oak woodland, iconic film locations, walk in the footsteps of poets, and explore 4,500-year-old mines.

In addition to its county town of Gloucester, it has three lovely areas – The Forest of Dean, The Cotswolds and the Severn Vale.

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