a place to remember for all ages

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.

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

April 7, 2017
Earth Vessels at Life, Death (and the Rest) Photo by Andy Humphreys

Hundreds of visitors to Life, Death (and the Rest)

We held our first ever Life, Death (and the Rest) event with hundreds of visitors enjoying the film, talks and exhibitors over four days here at Arnos […]
April 4, 2017
Green leaves in sunlight

New Natural Burial Ground for Bristol

Bristol’s Arnos Vale is set to open a new Natural Burial Woodland, located within the grounds of the cemetery on Sunday, April 2nd, the first of […]
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 […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • October 19, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tip-toe through the tombs of this wonderful wooded necropolis and journey into the underworld of cultures from across the world. For example, find out what links the gravestones here to epic myths from ancient Egypt and India. Or encounter the Mexican Day of the Dead in this most appropriate of settings. A short level walk (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…)


  • Morbid Curiosity Tour 14/10
    October 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Morbid Curiosity 20/10
    October 20, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Morbid Curiosity 21/10
    October 21, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Morbid Curiosity Tour 27/10
    October 27, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Morbid Curiosty Tour 28/10
    October 28, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’.  Well now’s your chance to find out. This October hear about drownings and hangings, murder and unfortunate accidents, a ‘crinoline death’, diseases of the past such as cholera and smallpox, childbirth complications and fatal childhood diseases. Bring a torch (more…)