a place to remember for all ages

Step into a secret world


Discover unique heritage in the heart of Bristol

Enter 45 green acres of spectacular Victorian Garden Cemetery. Find out more about the history of the city, told in a leafy and tranquil setting , rich in architecture, fascinating trails and nature walks.

Arnos Vale Discovery Trail...

"Bristol's hidden gem. We love nothing more than going for a walk at Arnos Vale and the kids love exploring!"

Vikki

Weddings at Arnos Vale

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"It was more amazing than we could have imagined. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and I‘m still feeling the emotions welling up!"

Arnos Vale Weddings...

a place to remember for all ages

Our Cemetery Services

A tranquil resting place in a vibrant landscape

 Arnos Vale has been re-established as a serene final resting place, a beautiful natural landscape, and a welcoming location that encourages visitors to celebrate life and remember those who’ve passed.

Our Cemetery Services...

"It is the best example of a cemetery I know and I'm glad Arnos Vale are looking after my loved ones"

M.G.

A place to remember

Latest News

August 8, 2021

Secrets and symbols – the grave language of the Victorian cemetery

A walk around Arnos Vale Cemetery will give you lots of lovely epitaphs and sentiments to read.  However there is a whole other language on these […]
July 28, 2021

Picturesque Perfect – the lovely landscape of Arnos Vale Cemetery

Arnos Vale: An Arcadian Landscape? This week we have a guest blog by Dr Lindsay Udall.  Dr Udall explains why the Bristol General Cemetery Company chose […]
June 17, 2021
Couple wearing masks in the woods

Front of House Assistant vacancy – June 21

Are you looking for a flexible role in weddings and events? Enter 45 acres of green space within the heart of Bristol. Arnos Vale is an […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • Saturday Tour 25/09/2021
    September 25, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Tour 02/10/2021
    October 2, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Tour 09/10/2021
    October 9, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Tour 30/10/2021
    October 30, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Expert led tour Come and join our expert guide for an informal Saturday afternoon ramble around our lovely cemetery at 1.30pm every Saturday. This tour will vary from week to week depending on the weather and time of year. The guide will tell you about the cemetery’s past, present and future.  They will show you (more…)


  • September 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Raja Ram Mohan Roy is buried under one of the grandest memorials in Arnos Vale Cemetery.  Discover the story of how did he end up under a chhatri in Bristol at our online talk by expert Carla Contractor and life trustee of Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust. Who is the Raja? Rajah Ram Mohun Roy (1772-1833) (more…)


  • Morbid Curiosity Night Tour 01/10/2021
    October 1, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Morbid Curiosity Night Tour 08/10/2021
    October 8, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’.  Well now’s your chance to find out. Hear about drownings and hangings, murder and unfortunate accidents, a ‘crinoline death’, diseases of the past such as cholera and smallpox, childbirth complications and fatal childhood diseases. Bring a torch (as it (more…)