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 DirectionsArnos 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 TravelWest.info
Public Transport DirectionsBy 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 TravelWest.info
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good142
- zolaczaklBristol, United KingdomA gift for photographersFriday, 27th September 2019Forget any morbid associations, Arnos Vale Cemetery is a marvelous mixture of Victorian gothic grandeur with overgrown gravestones, angels and sometimes a mysterious atmosphere, Quite extensive... Read full review
- Mikan999Bristol, United KingdomAstonishing Victorian CemeterySaturday, 5th October 2019This is an extraordinary place. The restoration has been so sensitivity and skilfully done - preserving the Victorian cemetery whilst keeping the natural feeling of the place. You can walk through a... Read full review
- powdiesBristol, United KingdomBeautiful leafy tranquil walk.Thursday, 10th October 2019An old cemetery with many graves dating from the 1800s. Built on a wooded hill, so it makes a lovely wooded walk as well as a fascinating piece of history. Has a cafe which I have not visited... Read full review
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