While you are in Bristol there is a good selection of destinations and attractions you can reach. One of these is the Avon Valley Railway located at Bitton.
The Avon Valley Railway is a 3-mile long heritage railway based at Bitton station in South Gloucestershire. The railway follows the Avon Valley south-east from Oldland Common, through Bitton and alongside the River Avon towards Bath. The railway shares its route with the very popular Sustrans cycleway and footpath, the Bristol & Bath Railway Path.
The Avon Valley Railway station at Bitton is an original Midland Railway station which was restored by volunteer members who now run this line. Car parking is provided for customers so there are no worries about getting there and parking. The Station building itself holds the Booking Hall and Ticket Office. There are many posters and signs from the golden age of steam in the station.
Your conductor or ticket inspector, dressed in an accurate uniform, allows you to board the train.
The Avon Valley Railway was a new experience for me having never been on a steam train from that era. The steam train had the individual compartments seating 4 adults.
The train only runs on a section of the line running from Bitton to Avon Riverside and then on to Oldland. This journey takes about 30 minutes. It is well worth it and was certainly a highlight of the area for me. If you are looking for things to do near Bristol then don’t miss this, it is so enjoyable.
There is a restaurant on site but food can take up to 30 minutes on busy days, so probably best to get a drink and relax while waiting for your food.
The Avon Valley Railway was one of the highlights of a visit to this area of the UK. If you have a few hours to spare, then it is an ideal attraction for kids and adults of all ages.
Address: Bath Rd, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS30 6HD, United Kingdom
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