a place to remember for all ages

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.

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

"It was more amazing than we could have imagined. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and I‘m still feeling the emotions welling up!"

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

March 9, 2017
fergus wessel carving a headstone

Award winning hand-carved headstones

Fergus Wessel, a letter cutter and founder of Stoneletters, will be exhibiting at our Life, Death (and the Rest) fair on Sunday 2nd April. Winner of the […]
February 16, 2017
Life, Death and the Rest logo

Celebrating life and death

Life, Death (and the Rest) is running from Thursday, March 30th until Sunday, April 2nd and will  include a schedule of talks, walks, theatre and film […]
February 16, 2017
Wedding Fair poster for 19th March 2017, couple walking hand in hand up woodland path

Wedding Fair – Sunday 19th March

Bristol’s only licensed woodland wedding venue is holding a Wedding Fair on Sunday 19th March! Everyone is welcome, so please drop in between 11am and 3pm […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • March 3, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings, the stories of those remembered in the landscape and the stone-carvers behind them. The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone whcih communicated hidden meanings and messages. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed (more…)


  • March 23, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

We thrilled to announce that author Jane Duffus will be delivering a fascinating talk about ‘The Women Who Built Bristol’ as part of our International Women’s Day events. Hear some stories of inspiring women (and dogs) and discover the often overlooked women’s history of Bristol detailed in her book. The book contains 250 inspiring women, (more…)


  • April 7, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For our next wedding fair we’re looking for unique suppliers to showcase their talents. Unicorn wedding dresses, glitter parties, circus acts, tattoo artists, fairy wings and Gothic cakes are all welcome here! If you would like to exhibit at our wedding fair, more information can be found on our suppliers leaflet, download the application form or alternatively email Buffy on (more…)