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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Address: Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #6 of 99 Attractions 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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England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

another nice walk around this peaceful place, nice looking cafe but no dogs so we did not bother. Found a good pub instead.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It is a bit overpriced but very interesting spot.. My Grandfather us in the neighbouring cemetery and we were pleasantly surprised to find this little cafe with a lovely outdoor seating area. I understand they have a number of events here aswell.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

interesting churchyard - get the little guide book - it adds to your visit. great cafe with the most interesting toilets in the basement

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Read all the other reviews. Just to add, it's not spooky, morbid, or solemn. It is also a wildlife sanctuary.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went here for a photo shoot with our son and what an interesting place to visit. Lovely walk round the cemetery and very interesting. Coffee shop which is great if you fancy a coffee or indeed a meal.

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Dobele, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Truly amazing how the terrain hasn't been an obstacle to create this cemetery. They even do tours of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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

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

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