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Explore Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.1/5)

A remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees - 15,000 specimens from all over the globe offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure...


Find out what's looking good at Westonbirt this autumn...

Enchanted Christmas

Tickets for our incredible illuminations are on sale now!

STIHL Treetop Walkway

Follow a serpentine path through the trees and into the leafy canopy. The STIHL Treetop Walkway is family-friendly and accessible for all!

Forest Live 2017

Rick Astley announced for Westonbirt, Saturday 17 June 2017. Tickets on sale now!

Events, workshops and walks

Make the most of your visit and explore our lively programme of events...

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Great range of trees and very well cared for. Friendly and helpful volunteers. Would have liked a leaflet/book explaining the history of the arboretum. Perhaps you need to manage expectations on the 2000 year old lime.

Anonymous, 26/Oct/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Such beautiful trees and helpful volunteers. The only blots on an otherwise wonderful day was the number of uncontrolled dogs running around off the lead. Not everyone likes dogs, particularly when they jump up and urinate on paths.

Anonymous, 25/Oct/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Excellent and very pretty.

However, yesterday overwhelmed the staff.. Perhaps a review of the ticketing systems is in order..

Online booking would be really beneficial, as people could scan their tickets in the barriers.

With automated kiosks to sell tickets to people who didnt book online. The main issue here is that the number of people in attendance meant the barriers got overwhelmed and were switched off, which lead to manual ticket sales.

Either more turnstiles or more people to sell the tickets to the queue and then let people walk through..

Anonymous, 24/Oct/2016
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Last updated: 21st October 2016

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What's Here?

  • Arboreta
  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toliets
  • Dogs
  • Dogs are free to roam Silk Wood. We ask dogs to be kept on a lead near the cafe/ restaurant and shop. The Old Arboretum is a dog free zone.
  • Walking
  • Hard paths can be found throughout the arboretum. Call 0300 067 4861 to book an electric scooter or manual wheelchair.
  • Wildlife
  • The bird viewing area can be found near Holly Bush Gate in the Old Arboretum.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

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Westonbirt Arboretum

0300 067 4890

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Open 9am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
*last admission is 4:30pm

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