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

  • May 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. We thrilled to announce that author Jane Duffus will be delivering  another of her fascinating talks about ‘The Women Who Built Bristol’ . Hear some new stories of inspiring women  and discover the often overlooked women’s history of Bristol (more…)

  • May 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In line with government guidelines, this event is postponed.  keep an eye on the website for a new date. Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with this evening tour and here some stories of Fond Farewells and Grand Goodbyes. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond (more…)

  • May 15, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

A panel discussion around the ritual of death, dying, the funeral and its impact on grief; Janie’s story  This is the story of one woman’s courageous decision to face her mortality head on, and empower everyone around her to support her beliefs and carry out her wishes. When Janie Dickson was diagnosed with progressive incurable (more…)