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Arnos Vale Cemetery

West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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Romeo and Juliet

A brilliant place to watch R&J as part of Bristol's Shakespeare festival. A very large site with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Interesting & Unusual

Loved our expert tour on a Saturday afternoon with Alan. Cemeteries provide an unusual but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah O
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 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 3 days ago

A brilliant place to watch R&J as part of Bristol's Shakespeare festival. A very large site with hundreds of different graves and a visitor centre / cafe

Thank Caviarboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our expert tour on a Saturday afternoon with Alan. Cemeteries provide an unusual but fascinating social and cultural history of a city and this certainly did that. Additionally the wildlife haven and woodland setting that this has become since the charity rescued it makes...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arno's Vale cemetery is a very special place and a must if you like visiting cemeteries and graveyards. Steadliy being restored, there is a lot of work still to do, but it covers a huge area and there are plenty of lovely waks round it....More

1  Thank 724verac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of interesting and informative gravestones in a large hillside and wooded area. Former Crematorium houses a very good vegetarian cafe-v good snacks and excellent cakes. It is also a most unusual wedding venue!! Take a tour if one is available as you will learn...More

Thank RosieandPete
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to make of this place the first time I went. But I love it! It's peaceful, relaxing and the little cafe is great. I live close to it and have been several times. Recommend to go if you're looking for a...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We arrived here at the recommendation from a friend. Both my boyfriend and I enjoy walking around cemeteries as they often offer a good historical understanding of an area. Arnos Vale was no exception -- a graveyard from the 1800s, it had fallen into disuse...More

Thank Megn1391
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a beautiful, quirky, wild, gothic, Victorian cemetary. It is a place to quietly remember the dead, but it's also a thriving testament to life, with something to appeal to all ages and tastes. There's plenty of history, local wildlife and rambles to enjoy...More

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Arnos Vale. Or is it Arno's Vale as the computerised voice on the bus seems to think? And if so who was Arno? No relation to the river that runs through Pisa - at least I don't think so. Once upon a time this was...More

1  Thank jacw2000
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Really amazing, mystic and calm to go for a walk alone, or with family, kids, dogs.... highly recommend!

Thank Adelaide C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A wonderful haven in the heart of a city. Wild in places but full of stunning corners of remembrance.

Thank Bridgette M
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6 September 2016|
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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
Val C
10 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.