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.
"Bristol's hidden gem. We love nothing more than going for a walk at Arnos Vale and the kids love exploring!"
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"
- May 12, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ecologist Mary will take you on a journey around the beautiful spring flowers that bloom in Arnos Vale and tell about the landscape, the plants and how Arnos Vale is cared for. Arnos Vale Cemetery is a Site of Conservation Interest and a Nature Reserve. It has been a beauty spot since the Georgian Period (more…)
- May 12, 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…)
- May 19, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free entry all day! Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. Little Paisley Designs will be in the Spielman Centre with their quirky handmade gifts, jewellery, homewares & art prints featuring wildflower & British animal watercolour illustrations. Also Do It Later Illustration with their tropical prints and Be Therapies will be in the West Lodge (more…)