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"
- 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…)