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

October 5, 2016

New group talks from our Volunteers

As well as our scheduled tours and events found in our events list some of our volunteers are independent speakers who give talks either about or […]
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. […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • October 29, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • October 29, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • October 29, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

What will the Funnybones family get up to in a cemetery? Explore this brilliant tale by the amazing Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Discover the world of the Funnybones family and their adventures in a Halloween walk around Arnos Vale. These skeletons are definitely not scary so suitable for little ones. Enjoy the walk, hunt the (more…)


  • Forest school 29/08
    October 30, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Does your little one love the great outdoors?  Bring them along to a play in the fall woods with loads of autum themed activities to keep them entertained.  They can make create plate plant gardens, explore the woods,  dig in the mud, create with clay and other natural materials and make lots of seasonal things (more…)


  • October 30, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire craft and den building in a wonderful woodland setting.  Have a go at using at building, starting and control fire safely in the outdoors. Learn important safety skills in a fun way. Then put these skills to the test with a bit of campfire cooking. (more…)