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

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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

December 12, 2019
Anglican Chapel at Arnos Vale

Alice Clark campaigned for women’s rights

We have some fascinating lives to remember at Arnos Vale, for example: Alice Clark. She was born in 1874, into a family of Quakers and was cremated at Arnos […]
December 11, 2019
People walking towards outdoor screening at Arnos Vale

We’ve been recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Arnos Vale Cemetery has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. The cemetery joins other green […]
December 1, 2019
Tree canopy

Tree Disease and the Cemetery Woodland

It’s September 2019 and another sombre report has been added to the already extensive body of research about the decline of nature as a result of […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events

  • Memento Mori: Victorian Mourning Jewellery
    March 5, 2020
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The opulent world of Victorian love and grief is a beautiful, elaborate and bizarre one. From elaborate hair wreaths to enormous brooches and impossibly expensive black jewels, mourning jewellery displays a devotion and beautiful morbidity that our contemporary lives lack.  Illustrated with a wide personal collection of mourning wear, jewels and ephemera, this talk aims (more…)

  • March 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

LGBTQ+ people have always lived here, which means they’ve always died here too! Reacquaint yourselves with the gay dead of Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale Cemetery. As part of the Life, Death (and the Rest) festival, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The lives of the queerly departed are mostly unheard and unmentioned; buried deeply beneath forgotten (more…)

  • March 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) event we are overjoyed to welcome Vera from Floriography back to our grounds. Come and make a Magical Circle of Life, Love and Hope from natural, fresh and dried materials of the flowery theme plus a few extra treasures of the heart to celebrate Spring with (more…)