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!"


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"


A place to remember

Latest News

February 19, 2021

Cleaner Caretaker vacancy – March 2021

We are on the search for an active and energetic Cleaner Caretaker to join our team. The site, visitor centre and cafe have been experiencing particularly […]
February 7, 2021
Yellow dots on ash trees in Coombe Bottom

Chalara ash dieback FAQ’s

If you have recently visited Arnos Vale you will have noticed some changes in the landscape. This is due to Chalara ash dieback, a fungal disease […]
January 26, 2021

Using art to transition and transform grief and loss

This week, Jo our artist-in-residence explores transforming grief and loss through art. Why I made a decision to become an artist who doesn’t sell work (and […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous virtual tour
    July 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A museum of people Cemeteries are truly museums of people, each with thousands of incredible stories many of which are rarely if ever explored. Sacha and Sheldon are two tour guides and LGBTQ+ historians, they have been working with Arnos Vale to explore the lives of 6 people buried in the cemetery who’s experiences will (more…)

  • Online talk: Too weird for death
    July 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Is it weird to acknowledge we will die? Why, in the 21st century, is it considered odd to be genuinely interested in death? Death is the one thing that is certain to happen to all of us (taxes having apparently become optional, whatever Benjamin Franklin thought) and many of our ancestors had no option but (more…)

  • Death and Dying in the 19th century
    July 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What happened to the bodies? During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the population of Britain boomed, and thousands of people moved from the country to the city in search of work and a better life. Overcrowded and insanitary urban living conditions were the norm for most working people, creating breeding grounds for disease and accidents. (more…)