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

Image from Stu Tucker Photography

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"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

January 8, 2018
Life, Death and the Rest) logo 2018

Our Life, Death (and the Rest) festival has been awarded Arts Council Funding

We are pleased to announce that our flagship event has been awarded funding from the Arts Council England – helping them to achieve their mission of […]
November 27, 2017
Robin at Arnos Vale

Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 opening hours

Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 opening hours Gift Shop and Office Hours: Friday 22nd December  – 10am to 4pm Saturday 23rd December – 10am to […]
November 23, 2017
Christmas Trees at Arnos Vale

Christmas Trees for sale

Back by popular demand!  Christmas Trees are on sale at Arnos Vale from the 29th November.  Prices are held for the sixth year in a row! […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • May 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with this evening tour and here some stories of Fond Farewells and Grand Goodbyes. 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 (more…)


  • May 15, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

A panel discussion around the ritual of death, dying, the funeral and its impact on grief; Janie’s story  This is the story of one woman’s courageous decision to face her mortality head on, and empower everyone around her to support her beliefs and carry out her wishes. When Janie Dickson was diagnosed with progressive incurable (more…)


  • Jet Black ticket
    May 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Victorian celebration of death can’t help but catch our imagination; images of widows in trailing black veils, huge monuments to death, plumed horses and impossibly expensive mourning jewels offer a morbid beauty our contemporary existence lack. In many areas of modern society, we are taught that funerals need to be quick affairs, that mourning (more…)