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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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A friendly most welcoming and most enjoyable day out

We booked the Pines Express Dining Train for our visit and the food was just excellent-hot,well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris D
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Little treat for breakfast

Well we did get a surprise when we decided to try the railway station for breakfast,it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank westporthouse26
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
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We had a family lunchtime celebration; fish & chip meal freshly cooked by Railway Buffet, drinks on board, carriage to ourselves suitable for wheelchair and pram access, lovely waitress Deb, and travelled up and down the line, getting off and on again to see engine...More

Thank OnslowBath
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Felt a little conned with the price we paid for a 5 minute trip on the train one way to a (not very picturesque) station followed by a 5 minute trip back to the start station and then another 5 minute trip to another (not...More

Thank bradgirl
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Took grandchildren 8 and 11 on a lovely hot day. Great idea to have all day tickets. Lots of nostalgia too at the station but especially on the train, kids loved it, so did the big kids too. Oh I should point out that local...More

1  Thank Middledene
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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