Lichfield & The National Memorial Arboretum: Thursday 10th June. A day to remember in the company of a top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide includes a visit to Lichfield, just north of Birmingham and The National Arboretum where we take a land train tour. We begin in Lichfield at 10.30am with time to buy morning coffee before a gentle and flat walking tour of this ancient cathedral City. Why was son of Lichfield Samuel Johnson so rude about the Scots? We also visit the Erasmus Darwin House which gives a real flavour of this Georgian city. We’ll stay in Lichfield for free time for lunch: there’s lots of choice and it not only keeps the tour cost down but it is also designed to give your members time to visit the beautiful Cathedral which offers free entry for individual visitors. The afternoon is dedicated to the National Memorial Arboretum the UK’s year-round Centre of Remembrance that celebrates and honours the men and women who have served our nation. There are 300 memorials here – diverse in nature and rich in symbolism representing not only the armed forces but also the emergency services, charity groups and individuals. It’s a big site -150 acres, so you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve included the 50 minute land train tour so that you can see a lot without walking too far. There is a cafe back in the Remembrance Centre where you can buy tea. A thought provoking day comes to a close when you start the drive home at 4.45pm with plenty to talk about. Price £49.00 per person Coach departs Stevenage at 08.00..