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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

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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...

Enchanted Christmas

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 27 November to 20 December. Pre-booking is required on Saturday evenings due to exceptional demand. Book now!

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STIHL Treetop Walkway construction

Get up-to-date information about construction work on the new STIHL Treetop Walkway happening now. The STIHL Treetop Walkway is part of Phase Two of the Westonbirt Project. Find out more on the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum website...

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Entry numbers should be limited and publicised. It is unreasonable to wait as long as some visitors indicate. When I came it was great, but the catering facilities were woefully inadequate. There were portable eating places which could have been used but we're closed. You should anticipate crowds at half term and in good weather and limit access. Cars queueing for miles has serious implications.

Anonymous, 2/Nov/2015
4 Stars 4 Stars

Old Arboretum was beautiful in the sunshine. Kids had a great time jumping in leaves and finding the Gruffalo. The play area was great but the cafe was disappointing. So poorly managed at peak season the queue was not moving. Deciding to restock the crisps rather than serve the customers meant we gave up and got a cup of tea at the mobile vans instead and for less money.

Mike from Bath, 1/Nov/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

We visited today, Saturday 31st October. We were concerned when we read of the queues to get in last week, but decided to take a chance. Glad we did. No queue at all when we arrived at 11.15am either for the car park or entry tickets, despite being very busy - car park looked full when we left. Autumn colours were awesome. Well signed walks and a lot of people who all seemed to be having a good time. We'll be back in the spring.

Nick, 31/Oct/2015
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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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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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