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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #6 of 136 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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North Somerset, U.K.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Yes, it's a cemetary, but a wonderful place for all that! It occupies a 45 acre site and contains over 50,000 graves, some of which must be the most outstanding anywhere in the country. They recently had a visit from Highgate Cemetary - the famous one in London where Karl Marx is buried. They are undoubtedly in the same league... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went on a last minute visit, well worth a visit. Bit like walking through a spooky film set. Really enjoyed looking around and exploring. Took some great photos.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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