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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)
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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.
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Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
+44 117 932 5538
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Reviewed yesterday

A smallish preserved railway that is quite well presented. Probably because of the arrangement of having the main station in the middle a trip takes quite a long time for a short line - but it is good fun watching the engines move round the...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed yesterday

My family and I (5 of us in total) attended a murder mystery event on the AVR in September (2018). The theme of the night was based on the TV series 'Allo Allo'. Without giving any spoilers away, it was thoroughly entertaining and we had...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I experienced the 2 course dining train. Roast beef as a main and choice of 3 puddings. The food tasted lovely and staff were extremely friendly. The only criticism is that the line isn't very long and the only station where you...More

Thank Wiva N
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We booked the Pines Express Dining Train for our visit and the food was just excellent-hot,well presented and plenty of it.A very obliging member went out of his way to take us around the site with plenty of background information. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were on the train for about an hour. The train was only moving for about 20 minutes of that time. Quite disappointing.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We went to visit Avon Railway after getting a good deal on groupon. When we looked the timetable we thought you would get an hour of train travel up in reality the travel between stations was really short and you spent a lot of time...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Well we did get a surprise when we decided to try the railway station for breakfast,it was absolutely delicious.The staff work so hard here to keep this little station going and it’s like stepping back in time.The breakfast was cooked so well and was very...More

Thank nannytobe
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip this afternoon on the steam train. The journey is a little short and waiting periods a little long but the entire experience is amazing! Very enjoyable for big and small kids.

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Thought I would buy a ticket from groupon as they were half price, thank god they were. Normally £8 for an adult, but pay £4. My friend also brought a ticket via groupon, only to find we had different times on our tickets. As we...More

1  Thank Rona K
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Travelled from south wales expecting a lovely time on a heritage railway.No welcome whatsoever from the miserable car park attendant and this set the tone for the whole experience. No one explained to us what to expect, in fact no one spoke to us at...More

Thank pamela j
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Sarah C
27 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