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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A great walk

Walking around here is awesome. The birds go hell for leather, the gravestones are tumbling down... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Northam, United Kingdom
Little wander

So I have to say historically this place is incredible and it's amazing to see how nature has taken... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
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 May 28, 2018

Walking around here is awesome. The birds go hell for leather, the gravestones are tumbling down the hillside and being broken apart by nature and there's an amusing competitive vibe amongst the graves that gives you insight into Bristol life 150 years ago. It's so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

So I have to say historically this place is incredible and it's amazing to see how nature has taken over however we were slightly disappointed with the "gardens" part of the description as I didn't even see flowers on graves. A lot of them are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Dear Emz thank you for your lovely feedback. The term 'garden cemetery' refers to the style of Victorian Landscaping a feature unique to Arnos Vale in its early years and not the non-native cut flowers on family graves. However depending on the time of year...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018

The tour was amazing. Charlotte was an informative and really engaging guide,funny and charming.She was passionate about the cemetry and the history of the people buried there.It is a beautful place, an overgrown wood,with huge trees,bushes and flowers (not what I expected).I will definitely do...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Ok I've spent hours and hours here exploring. We have many family buried here and spend hours exploring and have done for years ... My in laws were cremated here. Without wishing to sound like a diva my last visit I had to pop to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chawkerch
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you for your positive review. As for the subject matter as a cemetery we appreciate some visitors may find the topics of life and death challenging but the aims of the trust are not to hide from these subjects and to break some of...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018

Don't miss this on your visit to Bristol. There are tours and events all through the year, and there's also an excellent cafe and visitor's centre. Some wonderful memorials in a beautifully landscaped setting.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KlaraZ
ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Arnos Vale. We're adding even more for visitors over the coming months and look forward to welcoming you again to Arnos Vale!

Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We walked through this huge cemetery and were fascinated with the amount of history and dates covered by the marked gravestones. These new war memorial is beautiful. A peaceful place despite being in a large city. So much to see as you wander through the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HelenC962
Reviewed March 25, 2018

This cemetery is just a short walk for me and we do enjoy taking a stroll on a Sunday as a family. The cafe on-site is great and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MadDowg80
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Arnos Vale is so worth a leisurely stroll around. Visually stunning full of nature and gothic tombstones it is a pleasant walk and well worth a visit. I went after it had been snowing and it looked rather angelic and serene. Have a look inside...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Climber62030
Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you like the unusual this is for you. Woodland walks, overgrown tombs, great cafe, and you can go underground in the old crematorium

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Peter G
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Hard to summarise this ancient place of the Dead in any suitable words?..I've walked many cemeteries and normally they are well maintained to the point of manicured. This one is right out of Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley novels and is truly a Graveyard that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Bob P
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Mara P | Reviewed this property |
Should be open, but not the cafe.
September 6, 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
August 10, 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.