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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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Plenty to do for the whole day

Disappointed when we arrived as there were no trains running - not sure why! Not to worry, had a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Terence K
Bristol, United Kingdom
Difficult to rate, depends on expectations

I find this difficult to rate as there are different aspects to it. We booked in advance two... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Middlesex, England
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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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Bitton Station Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
+44 117 932 5538
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Disappointed when we arrived as there were no trains running - not sure why! Not to worry, had a quick look around the platform area although there isn't really a lot there but then went for a lovely walk along the cycle path towards Bath...More

Thank Terence K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I find this difficult to rate as there are different aspects to it. We booked in advance two adults and two children for afternoon tea. The whole set up of the train carriages was very atmospheric. All the tables were neatly laid out and labelled...More

2  Thank Emma_fom_Ruislip
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The fact this is run by volunteers is a credit to them. But I have to say I was somewhat disappointed by what turned out to be a "diesel day" and the price is not cheap for a 6 mile ride. Fortunately, I travelled only...More

Thank Karl M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Had s lovely couple of hours at Avon valley for my sons birthday. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it . Shop was well stocked. Staff were lovely and very reasonable price. Kids lunch Box's excellent value and we're really enjoyed ( under £5 choices were sausage/...More

Thank laumat2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My comments are tempered by the fact that this is volunteer run. The train ride is quite short in rather shabby (although clean) coaches, with not an enormous amount to see. I had been planning to go on a boat that was operating in conjunction...More

1  Thank Michael574
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter is a big Thomas fan . we came when desil was running. My daughter loved it . under 5 are free . cost me 7_8 pounds unlimited rides . Lovely friemdly staff . worth a few hours out. nice little cafe x

Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Enjoyable time spent on the train, you get to see the engine being uncoupled and re attached for the return journey. Not much scenery though.

Thank beeny90
Reviewed 16 July 2017

the avon valley railway, is not very long at all, but is amazing, they dont let the length get them down,they thrive, good days out for all the family, close to bristol, a short walk from Keynsham National Rail station, and a bus journey from...More

Thank Jackson M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We got to Avon Valley Railway at 30 minutes after opening, and it was already extremely busy. I believe we paid £4 per adult, and my daughter was free with a Teddy Bear for the special picnic. We think it was good value, especially as...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The weather was terrible, but that did not significantly detract from this charming adventure. The views from the train were rather enclosed by woodland and hedges. The steam engine hauling the train was I think from Poland which seemed rather strange. We had aimed to...More

Thank jobberdave
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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