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Explore Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.7/5)

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

What a wonderful day out ,with stunning colours and amazing and different trees. 10 years since I was last here and the walk in the trees is brilliant. If only the food and refreshments had been as good. It was a very busy day but that must have been expected at this time of year( as the increase in price shows) but when we arrived at the restaurant and snack area we had to queue for half an hour and were lucky enough to get the last two packs of sandwiches and one of the last five jacket potatoes. The people behind us had queued for the same length of time to find there was a wait for 1/2 hour for the potatoes and there were no more sandwiches. It was 1:15 pm so still early for lunch time . Getting tea and coffee at this same snack bar meant returning through the queue to get milk, cutlery and the jacket potatoes. Chaotic and impractical, a little thought would put the ordering and drinks delivered first and the hot food and serviette and cutlery afterwards. Incidentally has anyone tried eating a baked potato with your small plastic knife and fork? The two girls were working very hard trying to do what they could but they even had to go to fetch new supplies leaving one of them on their own. Please do a review of your system.

Rosemary, 19/Oct/2016

Hi there, Thank you very much for getting in touch, we're really glad to hear you enjoyed your day. However, we are sorry you were disappointed with the service at the Westonbirt Restaurant. The team there are working hard to deliver a quality service during our peak season and we have expanded our catering offer on-site with extra outlets to try and balance demand. We will be passing your feedback onto the restaurant for them to review. Thanks again.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

The colours are amazing at the moment! Another treat round every corner !

Anonymous, 17/Oct/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I was able to see this wonderful place thanks to the loan of the excellent electric buggy. Many thanks.

Anonymous, 14/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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