|Public Guided Tours|
One of the best ways to explore Arnos Vale is to take one of our scheduled tours with an experienced volunteer guide.
Our programme of tours runs from March through to November and tour themes vary according to the season, offering insight into local history, people's lives, wildlife and beautiful architecture that can be found in the 45 acres of garden cemetery.
Public tours run every Saturday at 1:30pm. Tickets are £5 per person and tours last between 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the tour theme. We also offer public tours on special evenings and early mornings through the year. Tickets for these tours start at £7 per person.
Some tours can be extremely popular and tour numbers are restricted so it is advisable to book your tickets in advance.Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about public tours and events at Arnos Vale in 2013.
Please note: some tour routes include steep slopes, narrow paths and steps and may not be suitable for some visitors. Be sure to read our access facilities page and discuss your access requirements with us at the time of booking.
Private Group Bookings - Want to organise your own group tour?
SELF GUIDED TRAILS
Arnos Vale also offers a choice of four self-guided trails on easy-to-follow routes so you can explore at your own pace.
The Secret Cemetery and Howard's Trail are designed for families, Makers of Bristol and the Sculpture Trail offer a more specialist theme for grown-ups!
The Secret Cemetery - seek out the hidden places where special wildlife thrives and where Arnos Vale's most unusual monuments and interesting people can be found.Howard's Trail - experience the cemetery through the eyes of young Howard Utting, who grew up here in the 1950s and 60s.
Makers of Bristol - Discover some of those men and women, from the politicians and entrepreneurs to ordinary hard-working people, who bequeathed us the modern city of Bristol.
Sculpture Trail - beat a path to Arnos Vale's best monuments and sculptures, dating from the Victorian era to the present day and incorporating a new collection of contemporary works, on loan from the Memorial Arts Foundation. This trail leaflet will be launched shortly.