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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #9 of 128 attractions in Bristol
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a Victorian gem. A wonderful, huge, old grave yard, once totally overgrown by nature by now gradually being cleared to reveal the resting places of many of Bristol's past residents, some quite well known, such as George Muller. The whole area is crisscrossed by a network of paths twisting around the cemetery, high and low, some with a... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

always a treat to walk through here and really appreciate all the good work the team have done here.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There are literally miles of entwined paths and steep climbs to traverse in order to appreciate and enjoy the hidden gems of Arnos Vale. These range from simple service memorials to monumental tombs, set amongst a range of classical buildings. There is also a worthy café and visitor centre. The latter provides a range of leaflets that enable the visitor... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have visited Arnos Vale Cemetery on numerous occassions for a variety of reasons. My initial sense is one of peace and tranquilty followed by a sense of histroy emerging from the mass of graves and variety of monuments dedicated to the dead. It is a haven in the middle of the large city, it is a great coffee spot... More

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Loo, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

There is something wierdly romantic about taking a walk through Arnos Vale. Great coffee shop/restaurant on site too. Really lovely, emotional to read the headstones, really beautiful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food - cakes sandwiches etc are fresh and good, the coffee is good, the setting is very interesting and its easy to spend an hour or more wangering

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The paths climb high towards Totterdown and you can have a good walk for an hour before revisiting your steps. There's a good cafe in the middle of the place where you can have coffee or grub, it has a small exhibition downstairs about the history of the place and specifically the crematorium.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A green oasis of peace and beauty to while away a few hours of wandering and contemplation. I attended the Ceremonial Way Guided Tour led by Alan who brought to life the history of some of the famous and not so famous Bristolians and others who rest here. It has such a rich and varied history and now even though... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I avoid the "show" days and drive in when passing from time to time. It may sound an odd place to go but such tranquility within ten minutes of the busy city centre is great for wandering, thinking and decision making. I was thrilled to find the grave of George Muller whose story is a favourite of Bristolians. A favourite... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We visited for the Heritage Open Days event - had a tour, with a very knowledgeable chap. Very interesting quirky piece of history. Found out later that my grand father had been cremated there. It's a shame it's so neglected in places, but it is a superb wildlife habitat, which is to be celebrated. The staff are warm and comitted.

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