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!"

Vikki

 

    Weddings at Arnos Vale

"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

April 7, 2017
Earth Vessels at Life, Death (and the Rest) Photo by Andy Humphreys

Hundreds of visitors to Life, Death (and the Rest)

We held our first ever Life, Death (and the Rest) event with hundreds of visitors enjoying the film, talks and exhibitors over four days here at Arnos […]
April 4, 2017
Green leaves in sunlight

New Natural Burial Ground for Bristol

Bristol’s Arnos Vale is set to open a new Natural Burial Woodland, located within the grounds of the cemetery on Sunday, April 2nd, the first of […]
March 9, 2017
fergus wessel carving a headstone

Award winning hand-carved headstones

Fergus Wessel, a letter cutter and founder of Stoneletters, will be exhibiting at our Life, Death (and the Rest) fair on Sunday 2nd April. Winner of the […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • August 17, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour on FRIDAY the 13th. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in (more…)


  • August 19, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 23, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 21, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 25, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Death Cafes we come together to chat about death in a relaxed, safe, social cafe environment. Our objective is “To increase awareness of the reality of death, so we can enjoy feeling more fully alive“. The conversations are always new and fresh. Each time we come together the changing mix of people ensures that (more…)


  • August 19, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An inspiring Sunday afternoon talk for teens and adults by Gavin Strange, Senior Designer & Director for the brilliant Aardman Animations, and designer of the Gromit Unleashed 2 Day of the Dead Gromit sculpture. His talks are fast, fun and full of GIFS; “I like to hit people in the eyeballs with a blast of (more…)