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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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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Brilliant spooky insight into the Victorian way of death

With my Bristol Brunel Probus Club we had a night-time tour of this amazing Victorian cemetery. Well equipped with torches, sturdy footwear and warm clothes we were introduced to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

With my Bristol Brunel Probus Club we had a night-time tour of this amazing Victorian cemetery. Well equipped with torches, sturdy footwear and warm clothes we were introduced to Victorian cemetery architecture and the social customs surrounding death, funerals and bereavement of that period. Our guide Charlotte, who had a Masters in the subject, was excellent; really enthusiastic and knowledgeable.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited with my boyfriend just for something to do. So glad we did cause i loved it. It didnt feel morbid at all. It felt i was strolling through a park that happened to have graves. I love that it hasnt all been restored so you can see how nature has taken over. Just a fascinating place that it is... More 

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As cemeteries go Arnos Vale is worth a wonder if you happen to be passing by, if only for the views.

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Bristol, Uk
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place is vast. Lots of tombs and monuments spanning hundreds of years. We went there on a nice Summer's day. Pleasant cafe doing good food and drink. Might be a bit spooky when its getting dark!!!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

In amongst the toppled stones and ivy covered angels you will find the best of Bristol's past .. the old wooden grave stone, Black Beard and fallen war heroes ... always eerie, always delicious if you're behind a lens

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visit in Feb half term with the kids. We really enjoyed all the old headstones. The oldest we found was 1863 but when we spoke to the lady in the gift shop we discovered the oldest is 1835. There are different walking trails you can take - leaflets are available to buy in the gift shop. The cemetery is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went here on a whim with my toddler. So glad. Absolutely stunning. Great paths for playing and hiding. Beautiful old gravestones. An old crematoriam if your feeling brave. Nice little cafe. Will be visiting again.

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Bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An amazing number of interesting tombstones has to be seen , try it. parking can be difficult on busy days.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Another secret oasis in the middle of a busy shopping and business area. the scenery and history are well worth the visit and the cafe is good too.

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Bristol
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took an evening guided tour, just a handful of people and a very knowledgeable guide. It was fascinating, interesting and educational. There is so much more to this place than just being a cemetery

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