Arnos Vale Cemetery - Image Martin Urmson
Arnos Vale & Beyond
Heading east out of the city on the main A4 road towards Bath, you'll encounter Arnos Vale and then beyond to the Somerset countryside between Bristol and Bath. Discover attractions and activities far from the usual tourist hotspots.
It is here that you will find the Original Bristol Blue Glass Factory and Shop. Bristol Blue Glass has been famous in the city for the past four centuries and today skilled glassmakers keep the tradition alive at this thriving business. Directly opposite is Arnos Vale Cemetery, a resting place for the who's who of Victorian Bristol since 1837. The site offers an insight into the era of Victorian extravagance and provides a haven for wildlife spotting and leisurely strolls with trail maps available.
Also just around the corner is The Paintworks a creative quarter where workers down tools to enjoy pizza from popular restaurant/bar Bocabar, or indulge in the American Diner style airstream caravans at the Tube Diner.
The river Avon meanders through this area and a popular way to enjoy it is by taking a cruise along the river to Beese's Bar and Tea Gardens as well as trips to Bath in the spring and summer months with companies including Avon River Cruises and Bristol Packet Boat Trips.
Further up the Avon Valley you'll find Avon Valley Railway at Bitton, which offers steam train rides throughout the year while more fun can be found at Avon Valley Country Park near Keynsham, an attraction spanning 50 acres of beautiful countryside with indoor and outdoor play areas plus many farm animals and exotic species to see.
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Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park combines fun and education in one! Avon Valley is a place to meet animals of all shapes and sizes, including Highland cattle, Shetland ponies, pigs, goats, donkeys and more.
Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres where the history of Bristol is told in a leafy and tranquil setting.
Bocabar is a quirky loft style warehouse with lounge/bar and dining room. Most favoured for extensive Boca Pizza menu, locally sourced specials, cocktails, craft beers and fresh deli bar.
Woodstock is a warm, friendly, comfortable late c1800 house which boasts attractive gardens and lawns. Convenient for accessing the major motorways, city and railway station. All rooms are ensuite.
PriceGuide Price From £47.00 to £75.00 Per room (breakfast included)
Superb gallery space on Bath Road in the Brislington area of Bristol, which is ideal for presentations, conferences and workshops
Paintworks Apartments are a home from home in the heart of the city. Choose from one of their five amazing apartments, each with its own unique style and personality.
Friska’s mission is to sell “Feel Good Food” in Bristol
The Beeches Hotel is conveniently located for Bristol and Bath, just three miles from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. The Beeches can offer free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and an inclusive buffet breakfast.
Take a factory tour, see glass blowing demos from the public viewing gallery or just browse the gallery shop
This family run B&B has been established for over 20 years. They offer clean comfortable rooms. There is free WI-FI plus tea and coffee making facilities in every room.
PriceGuide Price From £35.00 to £78.00 Per room (breakfast included)
Stockwood Open Space consists of old farmland and is a blend of old meadows with hedges and woodlands.
Situated just a 10-15 minute walk to Temple Meads Train Station 152/154 Bath road is in a prime location for guests working and visiting the city. All our rooms are finished to a high standard, they are immaturely clean with fresh linen and towels.
Sixt car rentals Bristol provides professional and helpful service for business and leisure travellers.
Knowle Golf Club is a well established is renowned as being one of the finest courses in the south of England. They are a lush green oasis in the heart of Bristol.