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!"



the perfect location for couples looking for that unique, outdoor, woodland wedding setting in Bristol

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"


A place to remember

Latest News

September 29, 2016

New look cafe for Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale Cemetery will be re-opening their cafe under new ownership on Saturday October 1st following refurbishment work.  Taking over from Whisk! who launched the original […]
September 21, 2016

Arnos Vale raises almost £600K to help secure the future

Bristol’s Arnos Vale has raised almost £600,000 to help secure its long term future as a pioneering cemetery, Victorian heritage site and much loved community space. […]
July 21, 2016

Summer of Activity at Arnos Vale

Bristol’s Award Winning Arnos Vale has teamed up with Time & Tide Tale Tellers to bring ‘Grave Tales’ to the cemetery as part of a summer […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events

  • April 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

And Breathe Yoga Retreats invite you to a day of yoga to get rid of winter blues and sluggishness, to spring into the new season with renewed vigour and energy. Practise energising physical yoga, learn cleansing and uplifting techniques for your mind and body and share a healthy lunch. Relax in a beautiful, calming, friendly (more…)

  • Victorian Arcadia
    May 5, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victorian mourning practices are famous for their dark beauty: elaborate mourning costumes, plumed horses drawing lacquered funerary carriages, and countless mourning ephemera housed in museums and private collections. However, one of the most enduring and culturally important aspects of Victorian mourning ritual was the creation of the garden cemetery. These cemeteries were inspired by visions (more…)

  • After Hours Tour 11/05
    May 11, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)