a place to remember for all ages

Step into a secret world

Discover our unique heritage in the heart of Bristol, and 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!"



the perfect location for couples looking for that unique, outdoor, woodland wedding setting in Bristol

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

October 5, 2016

New group talks from our Volunteers

As well as our scheduled tours and events found in our events list some of our volunteers are independent speakers who give talks either about or […]
September 29, 2016

New look cafe for Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale Cemetery will be re-opening their cafe under new ownership on Saturday October 1st following refurbishment work.  Taking over from Whisk! who launched the original […]
September 21, 2016

Arnos Vale raises almost £600K to help secure the future

Bristol’s Arnos Vale has raised almost £600,000 to help secure its long term future as a pioneering cemetery, Victorian heritage site and much loved community space. […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events

  • Bear Hunt Story
    August 30, 2017
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Do you want to go on a Bear Hunt? Join us for a woodland wander and hunt a bear (with two furry ears).  Discover what else lives in Arnos Vale and make some lovely bear paws to take home Suitable for 3+ (babies and toddlers go free when accompanying an older paying sibling). Buy tickets (more…)

  • September 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 9, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 6, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join friend of Arnos Vale, Ian Coombs for a regular Photography Project Club on Mondays, 10am – 12pm (meet at the Anglican Chapel) The cost is £5 per head on the day, and all monies are donated to the cemetery. This is a projects club, rather than a teaching club although help will be given (more…)

  • September 11, 2017
    10:10 am - 11:00 am

Launchpad classes are fun and educational sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds to share with their parent or carer.  Our classes give a gentle introduction to letters, numbers and science. They also encourage communication and social skills. The classes are fun, active and varied. They include stories, role play, simple science experiments, active (more…)