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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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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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