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

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 […]
February 16, 2017
Life, Death and the Rest logo

Celebrating life and death

Life, Death (and the Rest) is running from Thursday, March 30th until Sunday, April 2nd and will  include a schedule of talks, walks, theatre and film […]
February 16, 2017
Wedding Fair poster for 19th March 2017, couple walking hand in hand up woodland path

Wedding Fair – Sunday 19th March

Bristol’s only licensed woodland wedding venue is holding a Wedding Fair on Sunday 19th March! Everyone is welcome, so please drop in between 11am and 3pm […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events


  • June 20, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Death might not be certain, though taxes, probably are. In this lecture, featuring the immortal jelly fish, the world’s slowest bacteria and the trip Darwin took to a séance, biologist Simon Watt delves into the surprising science behind why we die, and what the alternatives might be. Come satisfy your morbid curiosity. Doors: 7pm / (more…)


  • June 22, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. 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 the night. Places on (more…)


  • June 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Discover a mindful approach to the art of photography in the stunning grounds of Arnos Vale. Learn to look and really see! In this workshop you slow down and use photography, mindfulness, and walking to look again at the world around you. You learn to take notice in the present moment, and see the extraordinary (more…)