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Arnos Vale Cemetery

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45 acres of woodland to discover with a suggested donation.

It was a beautiful day and we thought we would visit Arnosvale. Good flat walking shoes and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miriam M
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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Wonderful place!

Every time we visit, we wonder why we don't come more often. The grounds are beautiful to stroll... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Kris B
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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...more
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West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day and we thought we would visit Arnosvale. Good flat walking shoes and suitable clothing we ventured out. It is open 9-5 so you can have a wander before he cafe opens at 10-4. Easy to find BS4 3EW. Rich architecture...More

Thank Miriam M
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Miriam Thank you for taking the time to review Arnos Vale. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back. Arnos Vale

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Every time we visit, we wonder why we don't come more often. The grounds are beautiful to stroll around, and the cafe is fantastic. "The Arnos" from the current brunch menu was a particular highlight! The cafe also has a small childrens corner with some...More

1  Thank Kris B
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kris Thank you for your review of Arnos Vale and for coming back to see us. We're glad you enjoyed your walk and the food in the café!! Arnos Vale

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Great place of historic value in the middle of Bristol and is easily accessible by foot - Bristol Temple Meads train station is the nearest train station and plenty of buses run along the Bath Road You can wonder around at your own leisure or...More

Thank Ann L
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ann Thank you for your kind words about Arnos Vale we're glad you enjoyed your visit and learned alot from the tour guides. We look forward to welcoming you back. Arnos Vale

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Attended a twilight wedding here. Bit of a trek up to where the ceremony was held (just below the Wells Road) but a very interesting and peaceful place.

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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review We're glad you enjoyed the woodland wedding and your interesting walk. We look forward to welcoming you back to Arnos Vale

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I am not a fan of cemeteries or something but this was the most beautiful oneI've ever seen. Green valeys, lovely victorian architecture. Perfect for nature lovers.

1  Thank Mara P
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mara Thank you so much for your review. As you say you don't need to be a fan of Cemeteries to enjoy the architecture, history and wildlife on display. We look forward to seeing you again for a visit. Arnos Vale

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited here mainly to find the Gromit hidden in its grounds. We parked near the enterance off of the Wells road and wandered down through the cemetery. It is a very tranquill place as you would expect as you wander down through the woodland...More

Thank Nigel A
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nigel Many thanks for taking th time to review Arnos Vale. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit soon. Arnos Vale

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I came with my son and two other families with young children (2-9) to see the Gromit at the cemetery. I have been meaning to visit since moving to Bristol but never had a good excuse until now. I was so pleasantly surprised the minute...More

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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Dear Vonduck Thank you so much for the positive feedback we love that the visit gave you the opportunity for your children to learn about remembrance with education one of our core values. Arnos Vale

Reviewed 9 August 2018

You will be advised to go to the shop and information centre before you walk round the cemetery and see the very old and some unusaul gravestones. There is plenty of information on its long history. I purchased several items and received a free CD...More

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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Mkljrc Thank you for the positive comments about the interesting history of the site but apologies the visit didn't meet your expectations. Unfortunately back in the 1830s the Victorians did choose a rather hilly location for the Garden Cemetery but it is not our...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Forget Père Lachaise un Paris. Arnold Vale is the most interesting cemetery I have ever visited. A forest full of forgotten grave stones. A magical place to wonder around. You think it would be creepy to walk on small pathways in the woods stumbling over...More

Thank ToopTrav
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Dear Pascal Thank you so much for the positive review of Arnos Vale. We are glad that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back to the worlds best cemetery!

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We weren't quite sure what to expect here and whilst it was not what we were expecting, it was still nevertheless very interesting and informative. Our guide Alan was very knowledgeable and had a nice manner about him. He told the stories of the various...More

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Bob P
26 August 2018|
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Response from Mara P | Reviewed this property |
Should be open, but not the cafe.
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kathyann_10
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.
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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.
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