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Arnos Vale Cemetery

West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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Average because it's both amazing and awful ...

Ok I've spent hours and hours here exploring. We have many family buried here and spend hours... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chawkerch
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Somerset, United Kingdom
A beautiful Victorian necropolis and nature reserve.

Don't miss this on your visit to Bristol. There are tours and events all through the year, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KlaraZ
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London
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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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West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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"bath road"
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"buried here"
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"interesting graves"
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"fascinating place"
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"guided tour"
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"great cafe"
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"local history"
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"dog walkers"
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"walk around"
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"sunny day"
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"great place to visit"
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"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"wildlife"
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"paths"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok I've spent hours and hours here exploring. We have many family buried here and spend hours exploring and have done for years ... My in laws were cremated here. Without wishing to sound like a diva my last visit I had to pop to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this on your visit to Bristol. There are tours and events all through the year, and there's also an excellent cafe and visitor's centre. Some wonderful memorials in a beautifully landscaped setting.

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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Arnos Vale. We're adding even more for visitors over the coming months and look forward to welcoming you again to Arnos Vale!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through this huge cemetery and were fascinated with the amount of history and dates covered by the marked gravestones. These new war memorial is beautiful. A peaceful place despite being in a large city. So much to see as you wander through the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery is just a short walk for me and we do enjoy taking a stroll on a Sunday as a family. The cafe on-site is great and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Arnos Vale is so worth a leisurely stroll around. Visually stunning full of nature and gothic tombstones it is a pleasant walk and well worth a visit. I went after it had been snowing and it looked rather angelic and serene. Have a look inside...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you like the unusual this is for you. Woodland walks, overgrown tombs, great cafe, and you can go underground in the old crematorium

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Hard to summarise this ancient place of the Dead in any suitable words?..I've walked many cemeteries and normally they are well maintained to the point of manicured. This one is right out of Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley novels and is truly a Graveyard that...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Maybe it's just me (although I don't think so) and maybe it isn't you (which is fine) but there is something about wandering around old cemetery's and seeing the architecture, reading the inscriptions and just taking in the peace. This one is a gem. In...More

Thank Peter M
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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Dear Peter Thank you so much for your positive feedback. As you say there is something for everyone at Arnos Vale. For those with access issues there is ceremonial way and the exhibitions. For those more mobile our Discovery Trail and Woodland walk take's visitors...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The history and the architecture is worth looking at - all very interesting. The cemetery covers a large area and even if you aren’t interested in a close look at the graves it’s lovely to walk round. Can be steep in places.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Really humbling visit - worthwhile to go and see. Spent 2 1/2 just wondering around having a look at everything.

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kathyann_10
6 September 2016|
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Response from BristolLouLouD | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking within Arnos Vale by the Coffee shop. We've never had s problem getting a space -although peak times may get tricky.
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Val C
11 August 2016|
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Response from Jude B | Reviewed this property |
Yes as far as I know, I have seen dogs in the cafe patio area so presume they will be allowed around the cemetry.
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