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Arnos Vale Cemetery

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Address: Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
Phone Number: +44 117 971 9117
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: No
Description: Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart...
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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Every day walk

We walk here every day and it never gets old. An amazing place to be all year round! I love watching the seasons change and how the surrounding differ. I've also watched plays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We walk here every day and it never gets old. An amazing place to be all year round! I love watching the seasons change and how the surrounding differ. I've also watched plays here, both indoor and outdoor. If you haven't visited, go soon!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
86 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just researching the family tree, it took us to this cemetery where we were able to locate the graves of family members.Lots of other interesting graves and Monuments to see, in this well kept place.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Lots of people had told me to go to Arnos Vale and perhaps the hype got the better of me as it wasn't quite what I expected. The positives... + there are sprawling grounds to explore potentially for hours + there are some really interesting details of architecture + good for photographers + we did a spot of foraging which... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This Victorian cemetery is definitely worth a visit. It is so peaceful and some of the old headstones are quite splendid. It is built on a hill with spectacular views. There is a good café and a shop, but unfortunately the shop was closed when we were there but the man in the information office was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What a great place for a day out with the family or a walk with the dog. Highly rated by all I know who have visited!

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Who could saŷ that they would normally choose a cemetery to have a relaxed stroll one afternoon. It's a strange overgrown place with some fantastic looking gravestones.You would not think that it is in the middle of a city at all you could be in a forgotten piece of countryside would recommend if you want a leisurely stroll one afternoon... More 

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Kingswinford
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The cemetery is an old Victorian cemetery with old mausoleums, very ornate very teacupful to wander round. When we went in April it was covered in primroses. There is a lovely modern tea room, which not only do coffees and teas but snacks as well. Well worth a visit !

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Somerset
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Heard so much about this place over the years but this was my first visit and have to say it's a great place for a leisurely stroll. Some parts are really fascinating and there's a great little cafe, reasonably priced with an informative little museum. Loved it!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice place to spend a few hours walking around looking at all the old graves. It is quiet and feels like you are outside of the city. Cafe has a good selection at reasonable prices.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It sounds odd to recommend a visit to a no longer functioning cemetery but it was highly worthwhile. There is stuff on different Greek architectural styles, represented by the different chapel. Different styles of tombstones/memorials, and what would be quite fascinating for children, an incinerator and bone crusher!! Add to that an excellent café and shop and this is not... More 

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