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Arnos Vale Cemetery

West Lodge Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 971 9117
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Gromit hunting

We visited here mainly to find the Gromit hidden in its grounds. We parked near the enterance off... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nigel A
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Gromit and oh so much more

I came with my son and two other families with young children (2-9) to see the Gromit at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vonduck
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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+44 117 971 9117
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"great walk"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here mainly to find the Gromit hidden in its grounds. We parked near the enterance off of the Wells road and wandered down through the cemetery. It is a very tranquill place as you would expect as you wander down through the woodland...More

Thank Nigel A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came with my son and two other families with young children (2-9) to see the Gromit at the cemetery. I have been meaning to visit since moving to Bristol but never had a good excuse until now. I was so pleasantly surprised the minute...More

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

Dear Vonduck Thank you so much for the positive feedback we love that the visit gave you the opportunity for your children to learn about remembrance with education one of our core values. Arnos Vale

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be advised to go to the shop and information centre before you walk round the cemetery and see the very old and some unusaul gravestones. There is plenty of information on its long history. I purchased several items and received a free CD...More

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

Dear Mkljrc Thank you for the positive comments about the interesting history of the site but apologies the visit didn't meet your expectations. Unfortunately back in the 1830s the Victorians did choose a rather hilly location for the Garden Cemetery but it is not our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forget Père Lachaise un Paris. Arnold Vale is the most interesting cemetery I have ever visited. A forest full of forgotten grave stones. A magical place to wonder around. You think it would be creepy to walk on small pathways in the woods stumbling over...More

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

Dear Pascal Thank you so much for the positive review of Arnos Vale. We are glad that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back to the worlds best cemetery!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't quite sure what to expect here and whilst it was not what we were expecting, it was still nevertheless very interesting and informative. Our guide Alan was very knowledgeable and had a nice manner about him. He told the stories of the various...More

Thank DodgyRog_10
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Love love love arnos vale cemetery. We've had many a beautiful adventure here. A haven for wildlife and people's souls a like.

Thank Beth2jones
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Historical & interesting resting place & pleasant to walk through the grounds.. Sadly, the non profit part of the cemetery is neglected & graves overgrown & in need of repair.More

1  Thank walkersmith2018
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ArnosValeMarketing, Manager at Arnos Vale Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had an interesting walk. As a charity we have a number of objectives with profit only a means to achieve these. Our landscape management plan deliberately leaves areas of the cemetery at different stages of growth...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

You may think that a cemetery is a strange choice for trip advisor but this place has been taken over by volunteers and saved as an oasis in the city for flora and fauna and as a place of remembrance over 300,000 people who are...More

2  Thank Jen_Andy_Lawson
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

I've been wanting to visit Arnos Vale Cemetery for a while so I suggested it when my friend and I were looking for a place to take a gentle walk with our babies. It is very close to the centre of Bristol, and I imagine...More

3  Thank ihaveshoos
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I love visiting the Arnos Vale Cemetery. Set in beautiful woodland. Really nice to have a walk in. Excellent cafe also.

Thank Harrietmpickup
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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
10 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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