Avon Valley Railway

Avon Valley Railway

Avon Valley Railway was first opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway. Its main station is at Bitton in Somerset and they now operate steam and diesel tourist trains. The track today is a 3-mile-long heritage railway. The train rides offer some idyllic views across the Avon Valley.

The station at Bitton is an original station that has been painstakingly restored by volunteers. As well as the heritage train rides you can also go for a walk alongside the track of the Bristol and Bath railway path (13 miles off-road route between Bristol and Bath). There is a small museum a station buffet and a picnic area.

They also host a range of annual events, many of which are especially for families. These include Teddy Bears picnics, Santa specials and more.

Further Information Avon Valley Railway

Is there food and drink available?

There is a buffet serving hot and cold drinks food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Heritage steam or diesel train rides in idyllic countryside, a railway path walk and annual events. There are toilets and a buffet.

What are the ticket prices?

An adult all-day rover ticket costs £9 for their steam train and £8 for the diesel, children 5-14 are £6 and £5. Under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is a free car park.

When are they open?

The Avon Valley railway runs a varied timetable. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on the station site and trains on most days.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

Avon Valley railway
Avon Valley railway
Photos credited to Avon Valley Railway

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