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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

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Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
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a very good day out

W We started with a train ride up and down then very good food in cafe all at a good price.we had... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2014
R L
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
A friendly railway in Avon Valley

My first visit and as advertised on their very good website diesel 31130 was in charge all day... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2014
Chris47001
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Peterborough, 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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“cycle path” (16 reviews)
“santa train” (10 reviews)
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Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

W We started with a train ride up and down then very good food in cafe all at a good price.we had more rides on train and all had very good day out grandkids and great gran parents /gran parents. Try it

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

My first visit and as advertised on their very good website diesel 31130 was in charge all day. The loco and coaches were very well restored and all the staff were friendly. The nice buffet kept me supplied with tea. The line is about 3...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Brought 10 of us for a Sunday roast lunch to help me celebrate my 65 birthday. I cannot commend the staff more highly - everyone was cheerful, pleasant and helpful. As we steamed backwards and forwards from Bitton Station up to Oldland Common then down...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I often ride along the Bristol and Bath cycle track and stop here for a cup of tea and rest before heading back home. You can watch the trains whilst eating or drinking outside on the seating provided. There is also a grassy area if...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We didn't bring the car to Bristol so used public transport (a 40-45 min bus ride from the centre of Bristol) and arrived for the first journey of the day (11:00). So one complete round trip later, browsing the shop, drinking a coffee plus the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I joined some work colleagues for a murder mystery evening ran by a company called afterdark. It was one of the best evenings out we've ever had. The actors were simply superb and made the entire evening very special. It was an...More

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Came across this area a few years ago and it's lovely to take a stroll along the line although more suitable for cyclist nice cafe for a refreshing cuppa

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The Avon Valley Railway is on the Bath to Bristol Railway path, very well used by cyclists. Now we all know that cyclists are a load of anti-social law-breakers, every last man, woman and child of them. So it is heartening to see the Avon...More

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AvonValleyRailway, Manager at Avon Valley Railway (AVR), responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Thanks for your comments. We pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome to all of our visitors, cyclist or not. Cyclists indeed make up a large number of our visitors, stopping off to use the buffet and stock up before their onward journey. We recognise...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

A good trip to remind ourselves of the bygone era, on a day that we may have nothing else to do. It is a nice change on a very quiet route, away from the busy crowded areas. So, in that aspect, it is a great...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Really nice little attraction, run by volunteers so the staff generally aren't full of personality but overall it's good fun and very much worth a visit. There is an absolute heap of potential and there is so much more they could do with it but...More

1  Thank Brett O
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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
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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
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Sachin_Keyyoor
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
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