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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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Used to be our number one

As I write this, I am being blown to pieces by the wind, sitting under the very unattractive 'tent... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
via mobile
Friendly volunteers and spacious parking

6 railway buffs visited and enjoyed several trips up and down the short line on a brilliantly sunny... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Bath, United Kingdom
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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 good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
+44 117 932 5538
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

As I write this, I am being blown to pieces by the wind, sitting under the very unattractive 'tent' outside of the train carriage cafe. Since they moved the toys outside in the winter we have boycotted this place as we didn't fancy shivering in...More

Thank Malugreen
Reviewed 22 June 2017

6 railway buffs visited and enjoyed several trips up and down the short line on a brilliantly sunny day. We had reserved a very pleasant table in one of the dining Pullmans (stationery) and were served huge tasty ploughmans. Restricted choice of beers but the...More

Thank BarryinSomerset
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Avon Valley Railway is a lovely restored heritage line between Bath and Bristol. It runs for a 3 mile journey from Oldland Common to Bitton and Avon Riverside. The steam train we went on was called Sapper and was a brilliant little saddle tank....More

Thank wrightjw1
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have been to this railway on a couple of occasions as it isn't far from my home. It is a step back in time - but in a really good way! On a Sunday the railway takes bookings for their Sunday Roast in their...More

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fun and different experience for my 2 year old to Meet Father Christmas on the train although expensive for what it was.

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We hired the AVR's Dinning Train for the 60th Anniversary of the Bath Railway Society. 49 members attended and it was a superb evening. Great food and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We couldn't haver chosen a better way to celebrate our 60th...More

Thank 34,057
Reviewed 9 May 2017

we had a wonderful day, all staff really friendly and very helpful, highly recommend,next visit will book a lunch for my husband aboard the train.

Thank cjohnson256
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I took my partner(today 07/05/17) for a Sunday lunch dining experience when we boarded our designated coach(Angela) our name had been placed on the window showing us to our table where we found a glass of "Bucks Fizz" when our lunch(after ordering some wine) came...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Visited on 3rd May, expecting to spend an hour or so here and ended up staying all day. Lovely preserved railway, super friendly, cheerful staff and plenty going on. Can thoroughly recommend it. Bitton station building is a great example.

Thank penstomen
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely station. Great buffet with cheerful volunteers who help with everyday running of the station. Food freshly prepared in the buffet with hot and cold available. Also cakes... including gluten free!

Thank Tim W
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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