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Arnos Vale Cemetery

Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Ranked #6 of 97 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have recently moved to Bristol and thought that this would be a fitting place to visit on Remembrance Sunday. I'll come back to that in a moment but first a bit about the cemetery. It would seem like an odd idea for a day out but, honestly, it's an island of historic interest, peace and tranquility in the middle... More 

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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this review

Hi Geoff, Thanks for your review following your visit on Remembrance Day and I am delighted that you enjoyed the time you spent at Arnos Vale. I hope that now you have moved to Bristol you decide to come back again soon. The changing landscape throughout the seasons means there is always something different to see and do. With a... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful, scenic, relaxing. And a great cafe with fresh food. Would recommend you get to the cafe before 3.30 for food though

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Clever of the City to secure the fate of this amazing place - 45 acres of other worldleness. We loved it and what loving restoration. If you have ever wondered what the furnace in a crematorium looks like - there is one here to look at and also the machine used to grind up the ashes. Nice little cafe and... More 

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