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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Address: Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #9 of 305 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart of Bristol, where the...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart of Bristol, where the history of the city is told in a leafy and tranquil setting, rich in walks, wildlife, architecture, fascinating displays and memorials. Arnos Vale has something for everyone and it is open all year round with FREE admission. The Gift Shop is open 7 days a week. Cafe open 7 days a week. With a varied and exciting events programme - there is so much happening at Arnos Vale - see our website for more details

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visit in Feb half term with the kids. We really enjoyed all the old headstones. The oldest we found was 1863 but when we spoke to the lady in the gift shop we discovered the oldest is 1835. There are different walking trails you can take - leaflets are available to buy in the gift shop. The cemetery is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went here on a whim with my toddler. So glad. Absolutely stunning. Great paths for playing and hiding. Beautiful old gravestones. An old crematoriam if your feeling brave. Nice little cafe. Will be visiting again.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An amazing number of interesting tombstones has to be seen , try it. parking can be difficult on busy days.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Another secret oasis in the middle of a busy shopping and business area. the scenery and history are well worth the visit and the cafe is good too.

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Bristol
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took an evening guided tour, just a handful of people and a very knowledgeable guide. It was fascinating, interesting and educational. There is so much more to this place than just being a cemetery

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place for a quiet walk, relaxation, meditation and reflection regardless of your religious persuasion. Every walk of life from the last two to three centuries is represented in the inscriptions on its monuments providing true insight into the history of Bristol. The cemetery is sited on a hillside with a huge variety of trails and breathtaking... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Here, amongst the hustle and bustle of Bristol you will find a calming area to relax and take in the fascinating history of the place. Every time I visit, I discover new areas and always find it enchanting. You can have a warming bowl of home made soup and crusty bread overlooking the beautiful Victorian graves, take time out to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is more than just a Cemetary . Lots of history and wild life. There are Informative talks and wandering the head stones is amazing. There are many volunteers and the staff are so helpful

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There was a few very small car park, but did manage to Park inside the Cemetery. At the front of the Cemetery were a info boards with the history of the Cemetery with I found very useful. There were walks around the Cemetery that you could do, most of it is very uneven so might not be suitable for some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great combination of a woodland walk and a history-loaded cemetery. Fascinating to wander between the stones, and to photograph the views.

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