Step into a secret world
Discover our unique heritage in the heart of Bristol, and 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.
"Bristol's hidden gem. We love nothing more than going for a walk at Arnos Vale and the kids love exploring!"
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.
"It is the best example of a cemetery I know and I'm glad Arnos Vale are looking after my loved ones"
- July 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
One of our Spies has disappeared while on a mission in Bristol. We need the help of 7-12 year olds to find our Spy and save Bristol from being sabotaged. We’ll use lots of gadgets and code breaking to solve the mystery and unmask the ‘baddie’. The session will last 2 1/2 hours and children (more…)
- After Hours Tour
July 28, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night tour. A tour revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale at dusk, in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things (more…)
- July 29, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
From underage conscripts to the war at home, this tour reveals the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime visiting War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. Over a century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in (more…)