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Arnos Vale Cemetery

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Address: West Lodge 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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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart of...

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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A beautiful place to stroll and contemplate it all

I love how well kept this place is - manicured to perfection. A popular place for a Sunday stroll which is less odd in reality than it sounds. There's also a really beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love how well kept this place is - manicured to perfection. A popular place for a Sunday stroll which is less odd in reality than it sounds. There's also a really beautiful monument to those who gave their lives in the wars.

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Thank Simon M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandfather is buried here and the main purpose was to tend his grave. But what you have here is a wonderful wildlife haven and historical site of interest and importance. It's a huge site but the history is amazing. The children were very interested in the war graves and couldn't believe the ages of those who lost their lives... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a cold January day as we had never visited before. Despite being in the city and off a very busy road it's very quiet and peaceful and much bigger than I expected once inside. We walked all around and its full of beautiful Victorian gravestones and the area dedicated to the soilders is very touching. Beautiful views... More 

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Thank sammyjam
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the £5 guided tour run on Saturday afternoons. Enthusiastic guide, Alan, showed us numerous graves of some eminent citizens and gave us a potted history of each. Amazed by the level of overgrown vegetation everywhere, leaving many graves totally covered. Slightly spooky, not sure if I would like to be here at night!

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Thank yamdrachir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent some time walking the paths, learning about others lives, and paying respects to the war dead. Lovely cafe too!

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Thank lynnipoos
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a wedding here and it was absolutely breathtaking. The venue was very unique, picturesque and beautiful and was a very interesting place to explore. Would definitely recommend a visit as is a great place to escape the city bustle and get some peace, whilst still being in the city.

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Thank Chinabel
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful cemetery park with breathtaking views of the city. Great for walking. Really interesting for exploring.

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Thank BowNomads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been intending to visit since it reopened daily, and were not disappointed. We sel-guided with a highlights leaflet, but will return to join one of the guided tours. We were impressed with the work of the volunteers in this unique site. Unfortunately, it was raining when we visited, but there is a lot to see and many different... More 

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Thank margaret r
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting Victorian Heritage site, sometimes known as 'Bristol's Necropolis'. It is available for weddings and events, and can provide catering services in a unique 45 - acre site not far from the centre of Bristol.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Super Victorian cemetery being brought back from dereliction. Nice paths and information to help you fnd the most interesting graves. Great cafe! Sadly the visitor centre was closing as I arrived so check the times to make sure it's open. You can drive in to park.

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