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

May 1, 2019
Goth wedding

We’re on the look out for Duty Managers

Arnos Vale Cemetery is a unique and historical site hosting unusual weddings and events throughout the year. We pride ourselves on being different and we’re looking […]
April 12, 2019
Primroses at Arnos Vale

Have you noticed the seasonal changes at Arnos Vale?

Flowers we haven’t seen over the winter are now blooming, and birds, despite many being around over the winter, are now making themselves heard. Colourful blooms […]
April 12, 2019
Arnos Vale Cemetery

New memorial for unmarked graves

A new memorial to babies buried in unmarked graves will be unveiled in Arnos Vale Cemetery on the 13th April at 10.30am. During the 1950’s, 60’s […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • March 5, 2020 - March 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual 4 day event of talks, walks, theatre and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. We will start to list the events over the next few weeks, and in the meantime if you’d like to come along to a (more…)


  • 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 7, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Death has been a source of grief and uncertainty throughout history – but has also inspired a plethora of fascinating funeral customs. From the covering of mirrors to prevent the departed spirit from becoming trapped; the passing bell, rung to assist the soul to heaven; to modern customs such as eco-burial and wayside memorials, historian (more…)