Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LQ

We decided to visit here last year because the concept intrigued me – a medieval cathedral made from trees. I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting but somehow it wasn’t quite what I found.

It was built as a monument to those fallen in WW1. The trees and shrubs are used to represent the walls of the cathedral and the different areas are marked out.

When we visited it was very very boggy and, being winter, there were no leaves on the trees. We were a bit disappointed with it but a friend visited recently and they stayed for ages and thought it was fantastic. I’d probably recommend going any time other than winter!

One of the walks from Dunstable Downs leads here so you could combine a visit to both. Click here to read the review

Entry – Free

Parking – On-site, limited but free

Toilets – None but there are some at nearby Dunstable Downs

Food – None but there is a cafe at Dunstable Downs

Rating 2 / 5 – possibly heavily influenced by the weather though. 



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