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Arnos Vale Cemetery

West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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The history and the architecture is worth looking at - all very interesting. The cemetery covers a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Really humbling visit - worthwhile to go and see. Spent 2 1/2 just wondering around having a look... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history and the architecture is worth looking at - all very interesting. The cemetery covers a large area and even if you aren’t interested in a close look at the graves it’s lovely to walk round. Can be steep in places.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really humbling visit - worthwhile to go and see. Spent 2 1/2 just wondering around having a look at everything.

Thank jonnyHertfordshire
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This historic cemetery was saved for the people of Bristol a few decades ago from a businessman who owned the land and wanted to build on it. It covers a huge area from close to the Wells Road in Totterdown all the way down the...More

Thank cltc43
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Well when someone suggested going to the local cemetery for a christmas market and a coffee, was a bit puzzled. It is in fact fascinating. some of the graves stones go back a long long way. Couldn't park (although parking available) so parked overthe road...More

Thank happygardener2015
Reviewed 3 December 2017

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

Thank Marleneinbristol
Reviewed 23 November 2017

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 19 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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
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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.