Site Information & Opening Times


Arnos Vale lies close to Bristol's city centre on the A4 Bath Road, at Brislington. 

We're outside of Bristol's Clean Air Zone, but please be aware of it if you're driving through the city centre to get to us.

Opening hours

  • Vehicle gates on Bath Road are open from 9am - 5pm, every day.
  • The pedestrian gates are always open.
  • Our Gift Shop is open from 10.30am - 4pm.
  • Our Café, Books of Remembrance room, and Toilets are all open from 10am - 4pm.
  • The Anglican Chapel is currently closed unless for an event.

If you'd like to bring a group on an unaccompanied visit, please contact us in advance so that we can help you find a suitable date. 

Dogs are welcome

Please keep your dog on a lead at all times and bag and bin any mess.

Access information

The historic nature of the site and the sloping landscape mean that not all spaces are fully accessible. However:

  • There is a blue badge parking space outside each chapel.
  • The Ceremonial Way, leading from the main gates to the Anglican Chapel, Spielman Centre and café, is flat and fully tarmacked.
  • The café and the Spielman Centre have sloped access and steps with handrails.
  • There is a lift to the accessible toilet. 
  • Temporary ramps lead into both the West Lodge (Books of Remembrance room) and the East Lodge (shop and reception).  

Getting here

You can find us on the map below. 

  • By bicycle: cycle racks are available.
  • On foot: enter from the main Bath Road entrance, from Cemetery Road, or via Arnos Park.
  • By train: the nearest station is Temple Meads, a mile to the west.
  • By bus: services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop by the Bath Road gates.
  • By car: use postcode BS4 3EW in your sat-nav to bring you to the main Bath Road entrance. There is limited parking by the chapels.  

Gift Shop and Reception

You'll find us in the East Lodge, which is to the left as you enter the cemetery through the main gates on Bath Road. We're currently taking card payments only in the shop.

Pop in and find something unusual, heart-warming, locally made or unique.

Many of our greeting cards are painted or photographed by people local to the area. Watercolours, collages and prints celebrate the beauty of our 45-acres throughout the year.

Our children’s range is based around woodland crafts, books, toys and fun! 'Gift in a Tin', RSPCA cuddly animals, stationery, insect bouncy balls and bug hunting kits are ready to help with exploration and adventure.

You can pick up our natural, well-seasoned ash and sycamore logs. The wood is grown on site and split and bagged by our volunteers.

Atrium Café at Arnos Vale 

The cafe is situated in a beautiful glass pavilion adjacent to the Spielman Centre. It's the perfect place to meet up with friends and have a delicious coffee and cake.

We're open 10am - 4pm every day and take card payments only.

When you buy from our cafe you're supporting our charity, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, and all the incredible work we do to maintain this space and share it with the community.

Please drop a line with any enquiries to:


We'd Love to hear from you

Getting in Touch

Cemetery Services

For funeral, interment, and scattering enquiries, contact Vanessa Spencer at or 0117 971 9117

For record searches, make a record search enquiry

For all other enquiries, please email, or  call 0117 971 9117.

Safety on site

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.

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

Arnos Vale is run by a small charity - Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust. We rely on your support and donations to keep us going.  If you enjoyed your visit please thank us by donating so that we can continue to protect and care for this special place. Thank You

0117 971 9117