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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 - 4:00 pm
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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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Arnos Vale

This place is full of history as you would expect from a cemetery, with the difference in trends from different eras of burial headstones , crypts and the such. This cemetery is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Blackdraco
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is full of history as you would expect from a cemetery, with the difference in trends from different eras of burial headstones , crypts and the such. This cemetery is huge, has an onsite cafe and throughout the year, various events are run including the "Bat Walking",where hopefully you will see bats and other such delights. It is... More 

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting Victorian Cemetery approx 2 miles SE of Centre. A large restoration project is underway so you cab enjoy the extensive grounds and the many imposing tombs, An interesting cafe is housed in the old crematorium where you can also view gurneys etc. Well worth a visit

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a nice place to visit, despite the fact it's a cemetery! Not the first place you'd think of coming perhaps unless you are attending a funeral or visiting a passed away relative I suppose. However there's lots to stoke the imagination. There are interesting tomb stones, buildings and gardens. You can easily spend an hour or two... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Bristol for most of my life and have only visited here recently. I was very pleasantly surprised by quite how large the grounds are and how well they are maintained. The surrounding area is a bit bleak but generally safe.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I probably spend too much time in this cemetery! I work close by and it's the perfect place to come on my lunch breaks. There are plenty of sunny benches to sit on and read, or if I'm feeling a little more active I go for a walk. It's such a peaceful place and it's nice to come and have... More 

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Thank Izzi S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 August 15, 2016 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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Thank William H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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

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