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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

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Address: Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
Phone Number: 0117 932 5538
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip...

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.

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Always enjoyable!

The steam train appeals to both our 5 and 9 year old children and is good value for money with a family ticket. This is valid for multiple rides so it's possible to have an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ernie M
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The steam train appeals to both our 5 and 9 year old children and is good value for money with a family ticket. This is valid for multiple rides so it's possible to have an extended stay. Getting out to watch the engine being switched over for turn arounds is always fun. The cafe / restaurant is also great for... More 

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Thank Ernie M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were bought this trip by our grandchildren to celebrate our birthdays. The meal was so good and the beef was melt in your mouth(complements to the chef )! Our only negative was we hoped the train would have gone further rather than up and down on the same route.

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Thank Diane W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again spent many hours enjoying this venue. Watching the steam train chugging back and forth and just relaxing with a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake is just a great way to while away a few hours. Station is spotlessly clean as is the cafe/restaurant. Pity we decided to walk the track to the nearest pub... More 

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Thank Terence K
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for the 1st time the other day, well worth a visit. Went for a walk along the cycle track then a ride on the steam train.

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Thank Daniel C
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This heritage railway currently only has three stations, two of which are Oldland Common and Avon Riverside, stations set in the countryside with no convenient road access. The railway's headquarters are at Bitton where their limited stock is held and which is easily accessible from both Bath and Bristol. They provide steam and diesel hauled services with a number of... More 

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Thank Roger P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited for a family treat for my farther in laws birthday and what a treat it was for him. We booked to have a two course meal on the steam train which I believe they run 5 times throughout the year. It nice to see a wonderful job they have done in restoring the station building as its... More 

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Thank McMu6298
Ashford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in on the way to Bath and was really surprised that you buy your ticket and can ride all day. Staff were friendly and helpful food was good and well priced all in all a really great day for anyone that loves steam or diesel trains.

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Thank Andrew H
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Stuck for something to do on a sunny July Sunday saw us making our way to the Avon Valley Railway at Bitton station. I had done research and expected to find it busy as it was a special event day, "Teddy Bears Picnic". And so it was! The car park was overflowing, and we were vaguely directed by a chap... More 

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Thank Bob M
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Not an all day attraction, but we happily spent a few hours here with our 2 year old last weekend. Food at the cafe was good, but wait was long (approx 20 minutes) just to be served.

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Thank Nick R
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I recently paid a visit to the restaurant with friends, it is an old converted railway carraige with the kitchen building on one end. I had a nice meal and coffee there and the staff were friendly and helpful. Whilst we were eating there was a steam train pulling passengers in carraiges and an old Diesel train was on the... More 

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