Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, Somerset
A visit to a Victorian cemetery may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Arnos Vale has become a gem amongst Bristol’s attractions, mainly because of its haunting beauty. Don’t take that haunting bit seriously – there’s nothing scary about this place; the 45 acre heritage site is undoubtedly one of the best examples of a Victorian Garden Cemetery in Britain and is leafy and peaceful, with sweeping carriage drives, classical architecture and a natural landscape that encompasses flower meadows, unimproved grasslands and woodlands rich in flora and fauna.
Arnos Vale was opened as a cemetery in 1839 and is the final resting place of over 300,000 people; there are trails, a café and terrace, a gift shop, and several places to pause for quiet reflection. The main entrance is from the Bath road, with gates open from 9.00am-4.00pm every day
T: 0117 971 9117 All information correct at the time of writing