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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
+44 117 932 5538
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A Fantastic little railway

The railway is not very long but enjoyable all the same. The locomotives and rolling stock are all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A nice train stop but the walk is just as enjoyable

Check out the train station and then head off for a walk or ride. The walk is more enjoyable if you... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mince pies” (22 reviews)
“steam trains” (15 reviews)
“cycle path” (16 reviews)
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Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
+44 117 932 5538

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The railway is not very long but enjoyable all the same. The locomotives and rolling stock are all restored to a high standard and the staff are very friendly. A great destination for a family visit.

Thank Madmaidenman
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Check out the train station and then head off for a walk or ride. The walk is more enjoyable if you don't get run over by the cyclists. I would suggest a sunny day.

Thank GreyNomads888
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Interesting, visit for a couple of hours, nice shop, a couple of trains, coaches and stuff, it's not York Railway Museum, but they are trying hard and deserve to succeed, let's hope they can extend the length of the running track. We visited on a...More

Thank EatingMan2013
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I visit the Avon Valley Railway quite often & it’s an absolute credit to the volunteers that work there. I particularly recommend the cafe which serves some good food, including some decent veggie options. Unfortunately it does tend to get quite busy as it is...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Disappointed when we arrived as there were no trains running - not sure why! Not to worry, had a quick look around the platform area although there isn't really a lot there but then went for a lovely walk along the cycle path towards Bath...More

Thank Terence K
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I find this difficult to rate as there are different aspects to it. We booked in advance two adults and two children for afternoon tea. The whole set up of the train carriages was very atmospheric. All the tables were neatly laid out and labelled...More

2  Thank Emma_fom_Ruislip
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The fact this is run by volunteers is a credit to them. But I have to say I was somewhat disappointed by what turned out to be a "diesel day" and the price is not cheap for a 6 mile ride. Fortunately, I travelled only...More

Thank Karl M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Had s lovely couple of hours at Avon valley for my sons birthday. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it . Shop was well stocked. Staff were lovely and very reasonable price. Kids lunch Box's excellent value and we're really enjoyed ( under £5 choices were sausage/...More

Thank laumat2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My comments are tempered by the fact that this is volunteer run. The train ride is quite short in rather shabby (although clean) coaches, with not an enormous amount to see. I had been planning to go on a boat that was operating in conjunction...More

1  Thank Michael574
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter is a big Thomas fan . we came when desil was running. My daughter loved it . under 5 are free . cost me 7_8 pounds unlimited rides . Lovely friemdly staff . worth a few hours out. nice little cafe x

Thank Oliver M
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28 July 2016|
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Response from TinLizzy | Reviewed this property |
Hi as others have said, yes and there is seating outside for food and drink so no issue
Pamela J
21 June 2016|
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Response from Efjf48 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Pamela Firstly apologies for not having responded sooner, so I hope your question is still valid! This particular railway is well suited to anytime visits by enthusiasts as I've never seen huge swarms of children... More
18 April 2015|
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Response from AvonValleyRailway | Property representative |
Sachin_Keyyoor thanks for your questions. Tickets for our steam train rides can be purchased on the day of travel from our booking office - you'll get old-fashioned card tickets for your journey. You can book for many of... More