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

April 25, 2016

Spring event raises over £15K for cemetery fund

Invited guests including the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Clare Campion-Smith, High Sheriff of Bristol, Helen Wilde and Mayor George Ferguson, joined Arnos Vale for a […]
April 22, 2016

Arnos Vale nominated for cultural award

Four venues in Bristol have been shortlisted for a national competition to win the opportunity to work with leading contemporary artists. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Arnos Vale […]
March 3, 2016

Break in at Arnos Vale Cemetery

In the last week Arnos Vale has been subjected to a series of break-ins at our woodland activity centre. As saddening as this has been for […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events

  • After Hours Tour 25/05
    May 25, 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…)

  • Spring Flowers Tour
    May 26, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Talk a wander with our ecologist Mary Wood and find out about the wildlife and plants in Arnos Vale Cemetery.  Discover the beautiful seasonal plants and native wildlife during this walk around this Site of Conservation Interest.  Arnos Vale has been a beauty spot since the Georgian Period  and this walk will take a in (more…)

  • October 18, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re overjoyed to welcome Carla Valentine back to Arnos Vale. Join us in the Anglican Chapel for a special presentation, taking you through the procedure of an autopsy in the same way as the chapters are laid out in her book, Past Mortems. To include new anecdotes on each topic and lots of new content (more…)