Site Information & Opening Times

VISITING ARNOS VALE


Arnos Vale lies close to Bristol's city centre on the A4 Bath Road, at Brislington.  For Sat Nav please use the Postcode BS4 3EW.  

The Bath Road gates are currently open from 9am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday.

The shop will be closed from the 5th November-2nd December.

The Cleverchefs cafe is open for takeaway only from 9am-3.30pm. There will be no seating available. The toilets are open from 9am-3.30pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

You can find Arnos Vale on the map below. If arriving by car please use the Bath Road Entrance. There is limited parking by the chapels.  Please following the site signage

Arnos Vale Cemetery is a national heritage site in the heart of Bristol set within 45 acres of stunning woodland ecosystem. You can enter on foot from the main Bath Road entrance (pictured) , from Cemetery Road,  or via Arnos Park.

If arriving by train, the nearest station is Temple Meads, located a mile to the east. Bus services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop outside the Bath Road gates.

Gift Shop & Cafe... Contact Us...

We'd Love to hear from you

Getting in Touch


Call 0117 971 9117, email info@arnosvale.org.uk, or use the form below and we'll be able to help with your enquiry.



    Explore one of our spaces in 3D!

    Tour the Spielman Centre

    Gift Shop

    *Please note that in line with Government guidance, the gift shop will be closed from the 5th November until the 2nd December.

    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 forty-five 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 (VERY) bouncy balls and bug hunting kits are ready to help exploration and adventure.

    You can pick up our natural, well-seasoned ash and sycamore logs. They are split and bagged by our volunteers, along with fabulous charcoal burned in our ring kiln and natural firelighters.

    We ask that all customers please wear a mask when entering the shop. We are currently only taking card payments.

    The Reception and Gift Shop in the East Lodge are to the left as you enter Arnos Vale via the main gates on Bath Road. 

    Cafe - Cleverchefs at Arnos Vale

    The perfect place to pick up a delicious coffee and a slice of homemade cake.

    *Please note that in line with Government guidance, from the 5th November-2nd December Cleverchefs will be offering a take-away service only. There will be no seating available. 

    The Atrium Cafe is situated in a beautiful glass pavilion adjacent to the Spielman Centre. 

    The Cafe is run by Cleverchefs, who are proud to be Arnos Vale Cemetery's catering partners. They are currently open from 9am - 3.30pm, there is limited socially distant seating available. There are NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. 

    You can call the cafe on:  0117 9714850 or visit cleverchefs.co.uk

    Safety Accessibility & Dog Issues

    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.

    Disability Access

    The historic buildings & sloping landscape make it difficult to provide full access facilities.

    Improvements have been made to the buildings and paths around the site, but due to the restrictions already in place unfortunately not all spaces are fully accessible. Visitors are invited to contact us for advice or to arrange assistance before making a visit, either by emailing info@arnosvale.org.uk or by telephoning 0117 9719117. We will do what we can to provide you with access.

    Dogs are welcome

    Please keep your dog on a lead at all times, bag mess up and place it in the nearest bin.

    0117 971 9117