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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Old cemetery's are an interest of mine. And this is a classic.

Maybe it's just me (although I don't think so) and maybe it isn't you (which is fine) but there is... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Peter M
Crediton, United Kingdom

The history and the architecture is worth looking at - all very interesting. The cemetery covers a... read more

Reviewed February 7, 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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All reviews bath road buried here interesting graves peaceful place wells road guided tour great cafe nature reserve dog walkers local history great walk gift shop great place to visit wildlife paths overgrown crematorium
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Maybe it's just me (although I don't think so) and maybe it isn't you (which is fine) but there is something about wandering around old cemetery's and seeing the architecture, reading the inscriptions and just taking in the peace. This one is a gem. In...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Dear Peter Thank you so much for your positive feedback. As you say there is something for everyone at Arnos Vale. For those with access issues there is ceremonial way and the exhibitions. For those more mobile our Discovery Trail and Woodland walk take's visitors...More

Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

The history and the architecture is worth looking at - all very interesting. The cemetery covers a large area and even if you aren’t interested in a close look at the graves it’s lovely to walk round. Can be steep in places.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Really humbling visit - worthwhile to go and see. Spent 2 1/2 just wondering around having a look at everything.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jonnyHertfordshire
Reviewed January 5, 2018

This historic cemetery was saved for the people of Bristol a few decades ago from a businessman who owned the land and wanted to build on it. It covers a huge area from close to the Wells Road in Totterdown all the way down the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Well when someone suggested going to the local cemetery for a christmas market and a coffee, was a bit puzzled. It is in fact fascinating. some of the graves stones go back a long long way. Couldn't park (although parking available) so parked overthe road...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

I passed by this place several times without paying much attention until this summer when it hosted some plays. Like all cemetery, it was full of flowers, and all sorts of plants. It had Anglican chapels and outdoor stages, perfect for an old play to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marleneinbristol
Reviewed November 23, 2017

The cemetery has gone through several phases of renovation and has become a very nice place to walk and explore. Lots of interesting graves marking the great and good of Bristol forming a great historical journey through time. The cemetery now has a cafe, offers...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TimC737
Reviewed November 19, 2017

A cemetery may not be your first thought for a pleasant day out but I would recommend giving it a try. The place has a wild beauty, the paths are well maintained and the wildlife is thriving. The cafe is clean and pleasant. Kids really...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Poke_it_with_a_stick
Reviewed November 14, 2017

A fascinating place with many graves of well known Bristol people . Unfortunately somewhat overgrown in places although they are making an effort to keep it as tidy as possible .I was particularly interested to see George Müllers grave ,my great great grandfather lived in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tim s
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We visited Arnos Vale for a wedding. I was a bit wary about attending a wedding in a cemetery, but it was a lovely venue. The cafe provided the catering which was excellent, there was something to suit all tastes. The history of the place...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.