Step into a secret world
Discover unique heritage in the heart of Bristol
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!"
- It is no secret that I love Arnos Vale. Since moving to Bristol, I have spent many days traipsing its winding paths, admiring the headstones and, […]
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"
- October 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We are proud to be hosting our first Macabre Market, on the same day as The Bats Ball. Join us for a hand-picked selection of handmade hats, witchcraft art items and magnificent anatomical illustrations. This fair is now full, and there are no more stall spaces available. If you are interested in applying for a (more…)
- October 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Come join us for the third annual ‘Bats Ball’; a celebration of all things Gothic. This year, we have two optional tours, ‘Morbid vs Macabre’ on offer, included in your ticket price. We’ll have added décor, ‘selfie spots’ and a little run of official merchandise! Also, at long last, the cemetery gods have spoken and (more…)
- October 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The ultimate death positive film. A story of unconventional love, life, and death way ahead of its time. Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby’s 1971 black comedy explores existentialism and death, which protagonist Harold (Bud Cort) repeatedly courts throughout his friendship with 79-year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon). One of cinema’s angstiest characters, Harold sees himself through elaborate fake (more…)