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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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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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Interesting cemetery

Nice historical buildings, and WW memorial. Found it very surprising that so many of the graves are uncared for and unkempt. We were looking for my grandads grave and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Maynooth, Ireland
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Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Nice historical buildings, and WW memorial. Found it very surprising that so many of the graves are uncared for and unkempt. We were looking for my grandads grave and it was located down a steep enough muddy hill with various branches & weeds blocking the way! Worth a visit though.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

lovely grounds and some very prominent people buried there, Loads of wildlife and plants, usually someone around to help

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

An interesting visit - not a place you'd think of for a trip out, but the peace and atmosphere promote feelings of calm. There are many interesting headstones and ornate tombs. There is a little cafe which doesn't pretend to be gastro, and isn't, but all you want is a cuppa and a piece of cake.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was an organised event with bar, supper & quiz, well organized with a warm welcome from the staff. The quiz was entertaining & took us around the cemetery which was not only a beautiful walk for a summer's evening but a real trip through Bristol's history I thought it a strange place for a social event but now I... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very helpful staff, great cafe (try the pancakes), really fascinating tours available and beautiful grounds.

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Jarrow,England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were stopping close by and my daughter was looking for ghosts, so we pooped in here, some wonderful graves and strange things to look at. Also first time i have ever seen a cafe in a cemetery, which downstairs has a children's type demonstration where you turn a wheel and cremate a model coffin. Certainly we thought it a... More 

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Interesting and atmospheric. Lovely wild grounds, lots of wildlife, interesting exhibition and a good cafe.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

i am nearly 67yrs old and in the past it was so unkempt but it has slowlly being cared for i can just see the cemetry from where i live there is a cafe batt walks at night weddings are held there not sure if that is in good taste although if you are a goff it would be fine... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We happened upon this cemetery by accident, but we were so glad we did. It is extraordinary. If you park by the cafe (not by the gate) and walk in behind in, you are in a world out of a movie or a fairy tale. It's strange and humbling and magical. Well worth an afternoon walk, but wear your walking... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a wonderfully peaceful place. The area seems to be well maintained and the staff in the visitors' centre and shop were friendly. The grounds are vast it seems and I only took in a small section. Away from the entrance are woodland paths and some interesting graves which show the wealth of the families who are buried there. The... More 

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Additional Information about Arnos Vale Cemetery

Address: Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
Phone Number: +44 117 971 9117
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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