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!"

Rob & Wendy


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

October 14, 2021

The paper bag king – Elisha Smith Robinson

Elisha Smith Robinson the paper bag king. An Entrepreneur, Politician & Philanthropist. Early years Elisha Smith Robinson was born on 12th March 1817 in Overbury, on […]
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 […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • MMM tour 19/10/2021
    October 19, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • MMM tour 29/10/2021
    October 29, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Tour Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more on this evening tour. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible (more…)


  • Morbid Curiosity Night Tour 19/10/2021
    October 19, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Morbid Curiosity Night Tour 29/10/2021
    October 29, 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…)


  • Saturday Tour 23/10/2021
    October 23, 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…)

 

 

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