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.
"Bristol's hidden gem. We love nothing more than going for a walk at Arnos Vale and the kids love exploring!"
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.
"It is the best example of a cemetery I know and I'm glad Arnos Vale are looking after my loved ones"
- After Hours Tour 15/12
December 15, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” Winters night tour. Near Christmas, Victorians would tell scary tales during the dark nights and this tour reveals the darker side of Arnos Vale in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into (more…)
- Christmas Memorial Service
December 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust extends a warm and open invitation to everyone to join us again for a memorial service to remember loved ones at Christmas. The Service will be conducted by Fr Steven Hawkins of Holy Nativity, Knowle. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance during the service, and to (more…)
- Classic Cemetery Tour every Sat at 1.30pm
December 23, 2017 - May 12, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Come and join our expert guide for an informal Saturday afternoon ramble around our lovely cemetery at 1.30pm every Saturday. This tour will vary from week to week depending on the weather and what you would like to see. The guide will tell you about the cemetery’s history, show you some interesting or unusual symbols (more…)