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


  • October 13, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The transport of coffins by train took place all across the UK for over 150 years and still continues on some heritage railways. This talk will reveal the fascinating stories of many people whose coffins were carried by train on their final journey.  Arnos Vale Cemetery itself plays an unexpected role in this previously untold story. (more…)


  • October 13, 2018
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

In the shining drop of dew that forms at the tip of an unfurling fern, there are whole civilisations of microbes that rise and fall whilst it glints in the sun. On the underside of the leaf as it matures, clusters of tiny catapults form and fling their spores into the air, joining the myriad (more…)


  • October 14, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible tales and sinister stories.  Warning; these stories are not for (more…)