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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #6 of 147 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to spend a couple of hours wandering around. Lovely coffee and cake from Atrium cafe.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Well cared for overall and a sense of tranquility allowing time for remembering those who have passes away.

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have recently moved to Bristol and thought that this would be a fitting place to visit on Remembrance Sunday. I'll come back to that in a moment but first a bit about the cemetery. It would seem like an odd idea for a day out but, honestly, it's an island of historic interest, peace and tranquility in the middle... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful, scenic, relaxing. And a great cafe with fresh food. Would recommend you get to the cafe before 3.30 for food though

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Clever of the City to secure the fate of this amazing place - 45 acres of other worldleness. We loved it and what loving restoration. If you have ever wondered what the furnace in a crematorium looks like - there is one here to look at and also the machine used to grind up the ashes. Nice little cafe and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love this place. This year I went on a tour on Doors Open day and it was so fascinating! You learn a lot about the history of the cemetery, burial styles, headstone trends, and significant people buried there.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Arnos Vale is a 47-acre cemetery just a 5-minute bus ride from Bristol city centre in the suburb of Brislington. It can be easily reached via the 349 bus from Colston's Avenue near the Hippodrome. The cemetery itself is very calm and atmospheric. The gravestones and monuments are in a variety of conditions, from immaculately preserved to completely overtaken by... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

secluded, relaxing, and a great cafe. a hidden treasure for bristolians. any time of year is a good time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What a wonderful old cemetery, the old Victorian part is being re-claimed by nature and is a wonderful place for a peaceful walk in the heart of Bristol. It has a lovely little coffee shop as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

One can enjoy gentle green walks past the trees full of birds ( and the headstones) away from the traffic and bustle of Bristol. The café serves delicious food and great coffee.

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