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

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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!"

Rob & Wendy


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 28, 2021

We’re on the search for a Finance Manager – Oct 2021

We’re looking for a Finance Manager to join our small team. Responsible for managing all aspects of the charity’s finances, you’ll support the CEO, senior team […]
October 14, 2021

The paper bag king – Elisha Smith Robinson

Elisha Smith Robinson the paper bag king. An Entrepreneur, Politician & Philanthropist. Early years Elisha Smith Robinson was born on 12th March 1817 in Overbury, on […]
August 8, 2021

Secrets and symbols – the grave language of the Victorian cemetery

A walk around Arnos Vale Cemetery will give you lots of lovely epitaphs and sentiments to read.  However there is a whole other language on these […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • The Perils of Premature Burial
    December 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is RESCHEDULED to the 15th December due to illness. Buried alive Dwelling on humanity’s fear of being buried alive, in 1866 the medical journal Lancet wrote: ‘truly there is something about the very notion of such a fate calculated to make one shudder, and to send a cold steam down one’s spine.’ [caption (more…)


  • December 18, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A musical medley of classic carols and delightful songs will kick off your Christmas with festive cheer! Arnos Vale is delighted to be celebrating Christmas with carols by the utterly wonderful Bristol Chamber Choir. Join us in the glorious Victorian surroundings of Arnos Vale’s Anglican chapel for a musical medley of choral performances. As well (more…)


  • The Sin-eater: lives and afterlives
    January 5, 2022
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A sin-eater was a ‘long, leane, ugly, lamentable poor raskal’ (Aubrey, 1687) who, by eating a special ritual meal, consumed a dead person’s sins and helped them enter heaven. In this talk Dr Helen Frisby surveys the evidence for this fascinating old funerary character and their (more…)

 

 

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