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Arnos Vale Cemetery

West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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lovely garden with outdoor plays

I passed by this place several times without paying much attention until this summer when it hosted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
A great place to walk around

The cemetery has gone through several phases of renovation and has become a very nice place to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart of Bristol, where the history of the city is told in a leafy and tranquil setting, rich in walks, wildlife, architecture, fascinating displays and memorials. Arnos Vale has something for everyone and it is open all year round with FREE admission. The Gift Shop is open 7 days a week. Cafe open 7 days a week. With a varied and exciting events programme - there is so much happening at Arnos Vale - see our website for more details
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I passed by this place several times without paying much attention until this summer when it hosted some plays. Like all cemetery, it was full of flowers, and all sorts of plants. It had Anglican chapels and outdoor stages, perfect for an old play to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery has gone through several phases of renovation and has become a very nice place to walk and explore. Lots of interesting graves marking the great and good of Bristol forming a great historical journey through time. The cemetery now has a cafe, offers...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cemetery may not be your first thought for a pleasant day out but I would recommend giving it a try. The place has a wild beauty, the paths are well maintained and the wildlife is thriving. The cafe is clean and pleasant. Kids really...More

Thank Poke_it_with_a_stick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating place with many graves of well known Bristol people . Unfortunately somewhat overgrown in places although they are making an effort to keep it as tidy as possible .I was particularly interested to see George Müllers grave ,my great great grandfather lived in...More

Thank Tim s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Arnos Vale for a wedding. I was a bit wary about attending a wedding in a cemetery, but it was a lovely venue. The cafe provided the catering which was excellent, there was something to suit all tastes. The history of the place...More

Thank vacationgirl58
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to go on a torchlit tour where we found out all about Victorian burials, superstitions and what the gravestones mean. We also visit in the day as it's a great walk. We've only been to the cafe once as service was...More

Thank sasalice83
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I attended a friend's wedding (service, daytime and evening receptions) and it was truly amazing. Utterly stunning location and everything was just so lovely. I have a mobility disability and called Arnos Vale and one of their staff drove me from one part of the...More

Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 16 October 2017

There are a number of guided tours that you can go on varying in length and it's a great way to learn more about the history of the graves and the area.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Recently attended a wedding here which was beautiful. The graves and the chapels were all amazing sights. The little cafe was cute, slightly on the pricey side but is decent. The toilets were all clean and the staff were on top form. The food was...More

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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure our visitors and guests enjoy their visit and we love hearing that we are working in the right way. With Thanks Arnos Vale

Reviewed 16 September 2017

I've visited the cemetery before but this is the first time I have done a guided walk. And going after dark added that extra dimension! I can't recommend this tour highly enough. It was engaging, informative, interesting and even humorous. You effectively walk around some...More

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6 September 2016|
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Response from BristolLouLouD | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking within Arnos Vale by the Coffee shop. We've never had s problem getting a space -although peak times may get tricky.
Val C
11 August 2016|
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Response from Jude B | Reviewed this property |
Yes as far as I know, I have seen dogs in the cafe patio area so presume they will be allowed around the cemetry.