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Go on a cemetery tour at Arnos Vale Cemetery

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Go on a cemetery tour at Arnos Vale Cemetery


Arnos Vale is internationally-recognised as one of Britain’s best examples of a Victorian garden cemetery, set in a leafy 45-acre Arcadian landscape dotted with classical buildings, historic monuments, sweeping carriage drives and leafy walks lined with wildflowers. It is often described as a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity in an otherwise busy part of a bustling city.

The cemetery regularly host special tours, such as the 'murder, mayhem, and mystery tour' where you can uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale. The expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more. Go to the website to find out which tours you can join.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Arnos Vale is located on the A4 (Bath Road) in Brislington. From the M32 motorway, turn left at Cabot Circus and follow signs for the A4, A39 and Temple Meads Railway Station. Continue past the station along the A4 to Bath bearing left at the Three Lamps junction. Continue for approximately half a mile along the Bath Road, and Arnos Vale Cemetery main entrance is on the right hand side. Parking is limited but can be found on site, opposite the cemetery or adjacent to the Cemetery Road entrance near the Wells Road (A37). Cycling Cycling is actively promoted. Access on a bike is via the main entrance off the Bath Road and via the Cemetery Road entrance. Dedicated cycle parking spaces, are available on site at the back of the Visitor Reception building (East Lodge). Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from

Public Transport Directions

By Rail Temple Meads Railway Station is less than one mile from the site. Turn left out of the station and follow signs to Bath along the A4. At the Three Lamps junction fork left along the Bath Road. Continue for approximately half a mile, and Arnos Vale Cemetery main entrance is on the right hand side. It is approximately 12 minutes walk from the Station. By Bus There are bus stops directly outside Arnos Vale Cemetery Bath Road Entrance. From Bristol City Centre bus numbers 1, X39, 57, 178, 349. From Bath please take the X39. From Cribbs Causeway take bus number 1. For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit



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  • CazJ230
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Evening guided tour of the Ceremonial Way
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th June 2019
    A group of us had a private guided tour of the Ceremonial Way on Wednesday evening, and despite the rain we had a very enjoyable visit. The guide who took us around was very informative and friendly... Read full review
  • UrbanFox1
    Cotswolds, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Guided tour and cake!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th July 2019
    Visited on a Saturday and booked a general guided tour (there are other tours with specific themes - see their website). Alan was the tour guide and he gave such an interesting and humorous talk that... Read full review
  • Sadie S
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Expensive and shop bought cakes
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th August 2019
    I’ve worked here and the cooked and cakes are all bought in, the cookies are Sainsbury’s and the cakes wholesale. I’ve seen on more than one accession normal cakes being sold as gluten free or vegan... Read full review
Arnos Vale Cemetery
West Lodge
Bath Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 971 9117

Opening Times

Selected dates only (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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