Westonbirt Aboretum

Home to an internationally celebrated collection of trees and shrubs, the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum is 600 acres of stunning Victorian landscapes and perfect for a woodland stroll any time of the year.

One of the finest and most diverse collections of trees and shrubs from around the world

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore, then look no further than The King’s Arms. Located just 18 miles away from the historic centre of Bath, our pub and inn offers sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, delicious drinks and a mouthwatering pub menu.

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF Westonbirt Aboretum

Established in the mid-19th century, the arboretum is famous for its breathtaking seasonal displays of autumn colors, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Divided into thematic sections, such as the Acer Glade and the Silk Wood, it offers visitors a chance to explore an extensive range of tree species.

The arboretum also plays a crucial role in conservation and education, participating in global tree conservation programs and offering workshops, guided walks, and family-friendly activities. Its tree-focused research and conservation efforts make it not only a picturesque destination but also a vital hub for preserving and understanding the world’s arboreal diversity.

The Exceptional Qualities of Westonbirt Arboretum

Nestled within the heart of Westonbirt Arboretum lies a captivating tapestry of trees, showcasing a remarkable assortment of rare and exotic specimens from every corner of the globe. From the majestic grandeur of the redwoods to the enchanting charm of Japanese maples, the arboretum unveils a spellbinding panorama of the world of trees. When the autumn season graces us, the landscape undergoes a remarkable transformation, painting a resplendent mosaic of colors, making it an absolute must-visit destination for ardent leaf enthusiasts during this time of year.

Enriching Visitor Experiences and Engaging Activities

For a deeper understanding of Westonbirt, its ecology, and its unwavering commitment to conservation, do not miss the enlightening guided tours led by our experts. These tours promise an educational and enriching experience for visitors of all ages.

Families visiting Westonbirt will discover a wealth of engaging activities, including captivating trails and interactive programs designed to spark the curiosity of young minds and foster a lasting love for the wonders of the natural world. It’s an enchanting outing suitable for all generations, seamlessly combining enjoyment and education.

Seasonal Spectacles

Throughout the year, Westonbirt hosts an array of seasonal events, each offering a unique adventure in its own right. Whether you’re captivated by the delicate beauty of springtime blossom trails or the enchanting wonders of a winter wonderland, every visit to the arboretum promises a fresh and unforgettable experience.

A Unique Treetop Walkway

For an unparalleled perspective from which to admire the lush canopy of Westonbirt Arboretum, the Canopy Walkway is an absolute must-see. Suspended above the forest floor, this walkway provides awe-inspiring panoramic views and a rare opportunity to intimately connect with some of the towering arboreal marvels that inhabit the arboretum.


Westonbirt Aboretum is just six minutes from the King’s Arms.

Head south-east

Turn left

Turn right

Turn left towards Bath Road/A433

Turn right onto Bath Road/A433

Continue to follow A433

The King’s Arms will be on the right after three miles