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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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Overpriced & disappointing

We visited on Dec 24 to kick start Christmas for our 5 year old son. This was our first & most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
Nice Trip

We have been on this railway many times not a very long journey but nice for the children... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mince pie” (16 reviews)
“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 2 weeks ago

We visited on Dec 24 to kick start Christmas for our 5 year old son. This was our first & most likely last visit. The station was poorly presented & decorated as were the majority of the employees & our carriage had not been cleaned....More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We have been on this railway many times not a very long journey but nice for the children especially at Christmas and Theme days.

Thank PembrokeshireAnnie
Reviewed 13 December 2017

An excellent pre-booked lunch in a grounded vintage railway carriage! Three menu choices for each of 2 or 3 courses; beer & wine available. Large helpings and helpful staff. No trains running that day but buffet supports the railway's visitors 364 days a year.

Thank A D
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We took our young grandchildren on the Santa Special and it was terrific. It snowed; Father Christmas was excellent and the ambience was lovely. We all loved it.

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We took our daughter and her two young children on the Santa Steam Special. There were five carriages with a Diesel engine one end and a Polish steam engine the other. The start is at the mid-point of the line so it travels north towards...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We took our young son on the santa train after last year going to a garden centre and we had to que for over 30 mins just to see Santa for less than 5 mins. Tbe present was not worth tbe money. So someone recommended...More

Thank Pebbles197
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Went for the Santa special, definitely nothing special about this. Don’t bother. Definitely would not recommend this to anyone. After a very boring ride back and forth and more views of the disused carriages than I care to see, we stopped for a photo session...More

Thank jackiewestfield
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The railway is not very long but enjoyable all the same. The locomotives and rolling stock are all restored to a high standard and the staff are very friendly. A great destination for a family visit.

Thank Madmaidenman
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Check out the train station and then head off for a walk or ride. The walk is more enjoyable if you don't get run over by the cyclists. I would suggest a sunny day.

Thank GreyNomads888
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Interesting, visit for a couple of hours, nice shop, a couple of trains, coaches and stuff, it's not York Railway Museum, but they are trying hard and deserve to succeed, let's hope they can extend the length of the running track. We visited on a...More

Thank EatingMan2013
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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