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

April 4, 2021
A sketch of Mary Carpenter

Happy Birthday Mary Carpenter, amazing social reformer

An ‘oosful’ girl Todays blog says Happy Birthday to Mary Carpenter; amazing social reformer, abolitionist, educator, suffragist (and secret feminist). Mary was born in Exeter 3rd […]
March 31, 2021
Charcoal burning in fire bowl

Our own charcoal for sale!

Our homemade traditional charcoal will soon be available to buy from the Gift Shop. The 100% natural charcoal is made in our ring kiln mainly from […]
February 27, 2021
Margeret May soaps made in the kitchen

We’re celebrating women with Margaret May Soaps!

During lockdown, while the shop is closed we are selling fabulous gift sets from MargaretMaySoaps from the Gift Shop using an “email and collect” service. These […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • MMM tour 01/10/2021
    October 1, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Tour Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more on this evening tour. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible (more…)


  • The Perils of Premature Burial
    October 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.’ Hand coming out of an open coffin in (more…)