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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 2 weeks ago
Kris B
Great Historic space in the middle of Bristol

Great place of historic value in the middle of Bristol and is easily accessible by foot - Bristol... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann L
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...more
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West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank JustCheckinBristol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

1  Thank Vonduck
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

Thank mkljrc
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

Thank DodgyRog_10
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Love love love arnos vale cemetery. We've had many a beautiful adventure here. A haven for wildlife and people's souls a like.

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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.
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.