Site Information & Opening Times


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 open from 9.30am until 4pm, Monday - Saturday. The Cleverchefs cafe and toilets are open from 9.30am - 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

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.

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Getting in Touch

Call 0117 971 9117, email, 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

Pop in and find something unusual and unique.

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.

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 offering a takeaway service, with no indoor or outdoor seating from 9.30am - 3.30pm. 

Call the cafe on:  0117 9714850 or visit

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 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 to talk in person