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Avon Valley Railway

Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD

Type:Steam Railway

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About

Visit Avon Valley Railway to see a lovingly restored section of the Midland Railway branch line.  Volunteers have re-laid a three-mile section of track and carefully restored locomotives and carriages so that the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.

Begin your visit at the beautifully restored Victorian station at Bitton.  Take a ride in a heritage carriage behind a steam or diesel locomotive whilst admiring idyllic views across the Avon Valley.  For the full experience enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the station buffet and pick up a railway-themed souvenir from the gift shop.

On Sundays climb aboard the Pines Express for a two or three course lunch served in a traditional railway dining car.  Look out for special events held throughout the year, including the popular Teddy Bear’s Picnic, 1940s weekend and murder mysteries.  Enthusiasts can even book driver experience courses for the opportunity to take the controls on a six-mile trip through the Avon Valley. 

Dog-Friendly

Dogs are welcome on the heritage steam and diesel trains during the summer with seating either at tables or separate compartments (ideal if the dog needs a bit more space). There's water available at the station and they even sell dog-friendly ice cream too! There are just a few days in the year when the railway would rather you left your dog at home. Please check directly for more information.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.50 per ticket
Child£5.50 per ticket
Family£21.50 per ticket
Over 60s£6.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs-Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Families
  • Groups
  • In countryside
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking On Site

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Room/unit allocations available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Show Facilities

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) 2024

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bitton Station is situated midway between Bristol and Bath on the A431, one mile from Keynsham. Follow steam engine brown tourist signs locally. Car parking at Bitton is free.

Public Transport Directions

By Bike: from Bristol or Bath join the Bristol & Bath Railway Path (route 4 of the National Cycle Network) direct to Bitton Station. A cycle parking area is provided.By Bus: bus services operate between Bristol and Bath. For further information contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.travelinesw.com.By Rail: the nearest mainline station is at Keynsham. For National Rail Enquiries please call 0845 7484950

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Map and Directions

Road Directions

Bitton Station is situated midway between Bristol and Bath on the A431, one mile from Keynsham. Follow steam engine brown tourist signs locally. Car parking at Bitton is free.

Public Transport Directions

By Bike: from Bristol or Bath join the Bristol & Bath Railway Path (route 4 of the National Cycle Network) direct to Bitton Station. A cycle parking area is provided.By Bus: bus services operate between Bristol and Bath. For further information contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.travelinesw.com.By Rail: the nearest mainline station is at Keynsham. For National Rail Enquiries please call 0845 7484950

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