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Arnos Vale Cemetery

West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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After dark guided tour

I've visited the cemetery before but this is the first time I have done a guided walk. And going... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff A
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Cemetery with so much more

you can get married here, buried here, go for coffee, see films (on specific dates) there is always... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Annalise E
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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+44 117 971 9117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Geoff A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can get married here, buried here, go for coffee, see films (on specific dates) there is always something going on - plus the cemetery itself is gothic and spectacular it was the first one in Bristol and is an amazing place to visit

Thank Annalise E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I Visited Arnos vale cemetery to attend a course, that's right it was in the chapel! However what a fascinating place, I recall seeing Arnos vale on a restoration program back in 2003 on BBC1, I believe the cemetery is over 175 years old covering...More

1  Thank Reedcottage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fascinating tour of some of the most interesting monuments in this beautiful Victorian cemetery. Excellent and very informative

1  Thank Mary367
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went for a walk round the cemetery with our two children and enjoyed reading all the local history. It's very overgrown but that actually added to the attraction. The staff are lovely and helpful and the cafe is definitely worth a visit! A previous...More

1  Thank HelenB27
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a quirky hidden gem to visit not far from Bristol town centre. 30 mins on number 39 bus to Arnos Vale Cemetery. Stunning monuments and graves. Lovely coffee and Cake shop. Best Choc cake ever!

Thank axem3
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A quirky and fabulous wedding venue. The wedding was held in the woodland area with an evening reception in the Spielman Centre. Kates kitchen provided the catering. I would recommend this venue if you want somewhere a little different

2  Thank Terrig51
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Terri Thank you for your positive feedback about Arnos Vale Weddings. Our woodland weddings have been really positive and provide valuable revenue for the Charity. We're glad you liked the food we'll pass on the comments to Kate. Arnos Vale

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Have visited this site several times its fascinating but then I've always enjoyed wondering around grave yards, each time I go I find something of interest that I missed before. The cafe is good nice coffee and tea cakes nice too.

2  Thank jackielune
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Jackie We're glad you enjoyed the visit but apologies we didn't quite meet all your expectations. We welcome all feedback to try and make us a 5* Experience. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

The reformer Raja Rammohun Roy (22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) died at Bristol on 27 September 1833 and was first buried at Stapleton, but was reinterred in 1843 in the newly laid out Arnos Vale cemetery under the mausoleum designed by William Prinsep,...More

3  Thank BinuJohnBristol
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear BinduJohnBristol. We're glad you enjoyed the visit to see the Chatri of the Raja at Arnos Vale. We aim to be a 5* experience and welcome you're feedback to try and improve. This year the Raja Celebtrations will be held at Arnos Vale on...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We dropped in for coffee and spent 2 hours walking around afterwards. A lovely sunny day and it was a most interesting visit.

2  Thank Clifton_8
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Clifton_8 We're glad you had a great time at Arnos Vale. Your 5* review helps us to attract even more visitors and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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kathyann_10
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Response from Martin T | Reviewed this property |
There's limited parking in the Cemetery but always worth trying that first depending on how busy it is. If you aren't able to park there then the main road opposite the entrance has some parking as do the nearby side... More
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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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