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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #6 of 137 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Fee: No
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... more » 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 « less
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Bristol
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

No matter how many times I visit Arnos Vale Cemetery I always see something I've missed in the past. We came here for Doors Open Day and it is fantastic what they have done to the place since it's previous private owner allowed it to fall into rack and ruin. It's amazing to be able to go down to see... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We attended the funeral of a very dear friend and we were so impressed with the feeling of peace and calm. The "staff" were all delightful. The work of the volunteers (our friend was a volunteer) has restored this wonderful setting to a beautiful environment. Well done to everyone involved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Arnos Vale is a wonderful place to visit if you have both an interest in history and wildlife. The site is now managed by a charitable trust having ceased to be a burial site many years ago when it reached full capacity. It is around 25 minutes walk from Temple Meads station along a busy main road although it can... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Although it may seem strange to visit a cemetery this is a wonderful place to have a walk and enjoy the peace and quiet along with some interesting head stones. The shop has some trail leaflets you can buy that give some further detail on some of the graves. There is also a great cafe for a pit stop, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

A nice quiet peace full place to visit the friends of the cemetary are taking great care of it. When u stroll around its a surprise to see just ow far the graves date back.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very good cafe with very friendly staff. Not at all what I expected, had a very pleasant visit with a friend.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is within walking distance from where I live, but it is an amazing place for history, nature and wildlife, as well as many activities for all ages. Do not be put off because it is a Cemetery and Crematorium. There are a number of excellent trails to follow and something to learn around every corner. There is a very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Arnos Vale is brilliant. It's a gorgeous place with an amazing programme of events. I've been to theatre there, seen art installations, enjoyed cake in the cafe, and perused the shop for cemetery related gifts! I love looking round the graves and looking at all the old names. Such an inspiring place. Everyone should visit.

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North Somerset, U.K.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Spent a few hours with the kids following one of the trails that can be bought from the shop at the gate. Had we not done a trail we would have missed out on a fair bit. Kids loved the bone crusher in the basement of the cafeteria. Trail leaflet £1.95.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This hidden gem is a wonderful escape from the city. Peaceful and atmospheric, it is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll. The history is fascinating and there are lots of interesting gravestones to see. Plenty of parking on site, plus a good cafe and gift shop. They also offer family activities as well as interesting talks and events.

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