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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 go on sale Monday 3rd October!

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!

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

We've been 'Friends' for years and enjoy walking in Silk Wood with our dog and grandchildren. It is a beautiful place with so many great things to attract all ages and interests. We too get irritated with dog owners who fail to clear up after their dogs but there are also out of control children, who take little notice of other walkers and whose parents are too busy talking on mobiles etc. Particularly irritating is the fact the Treetop walkway is abused. Dogs off leads and children on bikes and scooters. Admittedly the signage is minimal and not highlighted so most people do not bother to read it. Perhaps a rethink on this would be a good idea, important for safety too.

R Sharpe, 14/Sep/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

A stunning place.we will be going back!

M stanton, 10/Sep/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a marvellous time at Treefest (ages 15 months to 76) - sad it is the last, but now determined to come more and more to the Arboretum. The tree walk is splendid. I look forward to discovering more and more, especially with my small grandson.

Judith Gunton, 31/Aug/2016
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Last updated: 27th September 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

Get directions


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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