Site Information & Opening Times

Visiting Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale lies close to Bristol's city centre on the A4 Bath Road, at Brislington.  For Sat Nav please use the Postcode BS43EW

You can find Arnos Vale on the map below. If arriving by car please use the Bath Road Entrance

Arnos Vale Cemetery is a national heritage site in the heart of Bristol set within 45 acres of stunning woodland ecosystem. You can enter on foot from the main Bath Road entrance (pictured) , from Cemetery Road,  or via Arnos Park.

If arriving by train, the nearest station is Temple Meads, located a mile to the east. Bus services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop outside the Bath Road gates.

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Gift Shop

Pop in any day of the week and find something unusual and unique.

The Reception and Gift Shop in the East Lodge are to the left as you enter Arnos Vale via the main gates on Bath Road. The reception and shop are open from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Sunday. 

Please note that, as the shop is staffed entirely by volunteers, there may be occasions where times may vary slightly due to their availability. There is something for every taste and budget in the Gift Shop with some unusual gift cards, Bristol Blue Glass, children's items and confectionary!

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust would like to thank the Association of Independent Museums for their grant to help set up and start the shop and also to retail consultant John Prescott for all his advice and assistance.

Cafe - Kate's Kitchen at Arnos Vale

The perfect place to relax with a delicious coffee and a slice of homemade cake.

Kate's Kitchen at Arnos Vale is our Cafe is situated in a beautiful glass pavilion adjacent to the Spielman Centre, and is the perfect place to relax with a delicious coffee and a slice of homemade cake.

The Cafe is open every day from 10am to 4pm (later in the summer) and serves hot food until 3pm.The Cafe is run by Kate's Kitchen, Bristol caterers, who are proud to be Arnos Vale Cemetery's catering partners.Lunch is always fresh, seasonal and delicious with specials changing throughout the year to eat in or take away.

Call us on:  0117 9714850 or visit

Safety Accessibility & Dog Issues

Taking Care Around the Site

Taking Care around the Site

Exploring is great fun, but please take care around Arnos Vale for your own safety.

The historic nature of the site, the age and fragility of its structures and the rich abundance of wildlife means that great care needs to be taken when exploring. Please don't stray from the marked paths as there are areas of concealed subsidence, collapsing graves and unexpected branches and brambles. Some paths are steep making them unsuitable for wheelchairs or prams.  Please avoid cordoned off areas for your own safety.

If you decide to explore unsurfaced minor paths, we advise you wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Always be aware that stonework may topple or crack, that paths may be slippery and that there are many trip hazards; fallen branches, roots, animal burrows and sunken stones.

See the site's notice-boards for further Health and Safety advice, including seasonal hazards and what to do in the unfortunate event of an accident.

Disability Access

The historic buildings & sloping landscape make it difficult to provide full access facilities.

Improvements have been made to the buildings and paths around the site, but due to the restrictions already in place unfortunately not all spaces are fully accessible. Visitors are invited to contact us for advice or to arrange assistance before making a visit, either by emailing or by telephoning 0117 9719117. We will do what we can to provide you with access.

Dogs are Welcome

Please keep your dog on a lead at all times, bag mess up and place it in the nearest bin.

0117 971 9117 to talk in person