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Arnos Vale Cemetery

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Address: West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
Phone Number:
+44 117 971 9117
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart of...

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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A little peace of heaven

Wonderful bit of Bristolian history to be found here. Great wildlife and a good place to bring children. Good little café on site and also doggy friendly.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful bit of Bristolian history to be found here. Great wildlife and a good place to bring children. Good little café on site and also doggy friendly.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a couple of hours spare and decided to go the the cemetery because it was advertised in the book in our hotel bedroom. We could have spent a lot more time there and slso would have liked to have taken the guided tour (done by volunteers at £5) but we had to go before the time. A really... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place. I travel from Wales a few times just to spend time here. It is such a beautiful place, full of wildlife, wild flowers and the monuments are absolutely stunning. We also went for the life, death ( and the rest ) exhibition there which was brill. I am so interested in death and commemoration and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little haven in the centre of town. Love to wander, have a coffee and just relax. It is also good for talks.

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a lovely place with an interesting history (worth a read up on). I find it a peaceful spot to walk with my dog (on lead-out of respect if nothing else!) Some areas still very overgrown and needing work, but sort of adds to the atmosphere. There is a cafe on site. Whilst i'm not a fan of this... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We spent a very peaceful time here following the trail guide. The information is good, site well maintained, and volunteers very helpful. Having visited Highgate Cemetery I would say this is superior!

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1 Thank tealady723
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been here before. It's free access and an ideal place just to unwind. I go for a pleasant walk and a chat. And it has a lovely cafe on site which is really worth dropping in to. I didn't this time but there are leaflets you can pick up for a guided walk. I ventured further than I have... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Once near the entrance, check a map with most interesting spots shown on it and simply follow the paths. It is almost 200 years old now and has some notable people buried there with really impressive tombstones.

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1 Thank Meska_su_Lokiu
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

It's a great way to spend and afternoon and I've also taken walking groups there on several occasions

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were taken here, by our son and daughter in law who live nearby, for brunch at the fabulous lttle cafe-great food and coffee. Such a great place to wander around and so peaceful. Great views from the top end of the cemetary. Recommended for something unusual.

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