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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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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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An oasis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank JohnUK
Bath
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the cemetery last year for the night tour which was very interesting and I returned to do a daytime visit. Our guide, Dave, was extremely enthusiastic and informative. The cemetery is a trip back into the history of Bristol with a number of notable graves and monuments many of which now nestle amongst the encroaching woodland and a... More 

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Thank CharlcombeLady
Bristol
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little gem of a place where people have worked hard to keep this gorgeous historically important Cemetery up together. Their work can be truly appreciated and felt and a walk around the beautiful burial grounds is uplifting and touching. A lovely little coffee shop available for refreshments and toilet facilities clean and pleasant. It seems an odd place to... More 

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

At first sight Arnos Vale Cemetery looks quite compact but in fact it covers more than 40 acres. There are many paths that wind through the hidden gravestones. I have walked there on several occasions and each time I have found different routes. There are some easier routes and even a buggy friendly pathway. Great coffee too at the cafe... More 

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Thank Andy and Kath S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and moving to see the monuments to great Bristolians,war graves and commemoration.Lovely cafe and shop.Bursting with flowers and nature,masses of birds .

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Thank Mumis50
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got invited to a night out at this Cemetery . Really?? As a Bristolian it took my breath away- amazing experience- so interesting, packed with history and very beautiful. Well worth a visit whatever age, day or night. Make sure you get the guided tour.

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Thank Martin T
England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place and well done to the locals for re-discovering it. It has heart and soul. Once an icon of the early Bristol city and then it became a run down no-go area. Little shops at the entrance and pretty displays. People still tend graves too. I would not especially recommend it for foreign visitors unless they had an understanding... More 

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Thank Jane L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I have visited Arnos Vale on several occasions over the last three years. The atmosphere is calm and you are left alone to walk where you want to. It is then possible to have coffee/ a meal. On some visits I have hired a guide to give groups a private tour and on others I have walked around with a... More 

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Thank aveagoodtime
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went here with our two little children. Brilliant place to go for a stroll in the sunshine. An interesting place plus it is full of wildlife. We even had a little picnic.

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Thank BerniBristol
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

As we were staying almost next door we decided to explore the cemetery. The Victorians knew how to erect monuments to their loved ones and here they really went to town. Huge magnificent pieces of archtecture to admire although needing a little TLC. It is a haven for wild life and there was, amazingly, a wedding taking place.

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