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!"



the perfect location for couples looking for that unique, outdoor, woodland wedding setting in Bristol

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"


A place to remember

Latest News

October 13, 2016

Halloween Films and Arnos Vale

After weeks of discussion and hundreds of comments and suggestions from the public, the Halloween films being shown at Arnos Vale this year are Hocus Pocus […]
October 13, 2016

British artist Marcus Coates is coming to Arnos Vale

British contemporary artist Marcus Coates will be creating a unique art event where members of the public will get the opportunity to “Question the Dead”. The […]
October 5, 2016

New group talks from our Volunteers

As well as our scheduled tours and events found in our events list some of our volunteers are independent speakers who give talks either about or […]
exhibitions, walks and classes

Upcoming Events

  • War Tour for Anzac Day
    April 21, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

To commemorate Anzac Day join us for a tour of the war graves at Arnos Vale. Over a century on from the British going into war in 1914, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in Arnos Vale. Discover Arnos Vale’s Great War memorial that was (more…)

  • Taxidermy talk
    April 21, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Dr John Troyer from the University of Bath explores how nineteenth century preservation technologies radically changed and mechanically altered the dead animal body as well as the human corpse, producing new kinds of taxidermy. These technologies of preservation effectively invented modern taxidermy; transforming the dead animal into something new: energetically alive, always in nature, and uncannily (more…)

  • After Hours Tour 27/04
    April 27, 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…)