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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #6 of 135 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, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was a guest at a wedding here and it was absolutely wonderful. Such a fantastic atmosphere and a beautiful day. All needs were met and the buildings looked fantastic. The grounds are also lovely.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is such an interesting place with so many fabulous tombs and gravestones, found it really amazing and such a good feel about it when strolling around.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Serene surroundings with delicious coffee and cake. Great for cstch up coffee with friends as well as the afternoon walk pitstop with the kids. A definite thumbs up for visiting again.

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cheeke1, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic feedback about our cafe at Arnos Vale. As the perfect destination for an escape from the busy city we look forward to providing the best facilities for our visitors. As well as the cafe and grounds we have a series of family activities like bug hunting and den building throughout the year so please take... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited with some friends to have a walk around - beautiful scenery and views. Nice to have a look around at the different people who have been buried there - good walking circuit too.

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cheeke1, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. With a number of historical and nature trails around Arnos Vale there is so much to come back for to see and do. As well as our fantastic cafe we also have a series of events and talks planned throughout the year. Visit our website to find out more about what Arnos Vale has... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Interesting, peaceful and beautiful. If you go please make sure you make a donation to the cemetery, to ensure its place in Bristol.

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cheeke1, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this review

Dear Khlara Thank you so much for your glowing review of Arnos Vale as your favourite place to visit in Bristol. As you have said as a free to visit attraction and charity we rely on the donations to support our activity. Donations boxes are placed around the site and we ask visitors to support us however best they can.... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great place to walk and explore. They run great activities for children. The cafe serves great coffee (although on the more expensive side)

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cheeke1, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this review

Thanks you for your feedback about Arnos Vale Arnos Vale is a 45 Acre wildlife habitat alongside being a historical landmark and we offer a series of outdoor activities and events. From den building and wellie wanders to a series of historic tours there really is something for all the family. Simply visit www.arnosvale.org.uk for all the event listings Thanks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like visiting old cemeteries to honor and to hear the voices from the past. This cemetery is wonderfully overgrown with ivy, trees, and wild plants. It is tended by volunteers who truly love and honor it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fascinating place for a walk now it is being restored. Amazing Victorian gravestones, great wildlife, good little cafe...and it's all free!

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

What goes on beyond the Lodge Gates of Arnos Vale Cemetary on the Bath Road, Bristol well I can tell you quite a lot! It is a tranquil oasis in the middle if the hustle and bustle of a busy road. The cemetery and beautiful trees and shrubs is amazing. It is a Victorian cemetery but quite fascinating so don't... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It's just a short bus ride out from the city and has free entry, so if you have the time I would definitely advise you make the trip! This cemetery was established in 1837 and a majority of it has been overtaken by nature, it's quite an amazing place to walk around for an hour or so. Some of the... More

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