To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Avon Valley Railway

Add Avon Valley Railway to your Itinerary

Steam Train at Avon Valley Railway Bristol

About

Avon Valley is your friendly, local, steam railway and they’re bringing back the sounds and smells of steam to the Avon Valley. Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through route between the Birmingham and the South Coast their line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960’s the line was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.

They run trains on over 120 days each year (mainly at weekends and school holidays) and their station buffet is open every day except Christmas Day. You can see their beautifully restored Victorian station, take a ride in a heritage carriage behind one of the steam or diesel locomotives, enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the station buffet and pick up a railway-themed souvenir in the gift shop.

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Train has specially converted area for wheelchair users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Video

  • Watch the video. Click the arrow to begin

Map & Directions

Road Directions

On the A431 main road, approximately one mile from the town of Keynsham. Car parking spaces are available at Bitton station, and are free.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest station to Bitton is Keynsham which is on the Bristol - Weymouth and Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour train services.
Buses 532 and 533 from Keynsham run twice an hour Monday to Saturday from the stop immediately across the road from Keynsham station car park entrance,
From Bristol or Bath, you can ride along the popular Bristol/Bath Railway Path (Route 4 of the National Cycle Network).

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    192
  • Very Good
    113
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • johnD5950RY
    Warminster, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Ride the train all day!
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st June 2018
    I visited this pleasant railway with my partner and our 4 year old, who is very much interested in all things to with trains. The station is lovingly restored, nice ticket office and gift shop. The... Read full review
  • WalesFairy
    Treorchy, United Kingdom
    Pleasant hour spent
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 28th May 2018
    Was a little dissapointed in the size of the place not much to see,would have liked to be able to get inside the the trains,although we did have lunch in one of the trains it was a rost beef dinner... Read full review
  • SevensUP
    United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Disappointing
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th May 2018
    We visited the Avon Rally Railway during a Wallis & Gromit themed day. We have never visited this place before but found it rather disappointing. There wasn’t really anything to do. It appeared more... Read full review
Bitton Railway Station
Bath Road
Bitton
Bristol
BS30 6HD

Tel: +44 (0)117 932 5538

Instagram feed

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) 2012
  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2012

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Platform opens 10.00- 17 00. Please see website for train timetables and events.

What's Nearby

  1. Clack Mill Farm Cottage

    Clack Mill dates from the 15th century; spacious accommodation, set in the Avon Valley;...

    0.52 miles away
  2. Ebenezer Chapel

    A stunning Grade II listed chapel providing three separate but inter-connecting (if...

    1.95 miles away
  3. The Annexe - Yew Tree Cottage

    Charming Annexe situated on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering...

    2.44 miles away
  1. The Beeches Hotel

    The Beeches Hotel is conveniently located for Bristol and Bath, just three miles from...

    2.55 miles away
  2. Tracy Park Hotel Resort

    17th Century Manor House set amongst 240acres of picturesque grounds, with courtyard and...

    2.87 miles away
  3. Lindfield Guest House

    This family run B&B has been established for over 20 years. They offer clean comfortable...

    3.59 miles away
  4. Fern Cottage Bed & Breakfast

    National Award winning B&B famous for it’s food, hospitality and service. 15 mins from...

    3.59 miles away
  5. Paintworks Apartments

    Paintworks Apartments are a home from home in the heart of the city. Choose from one of...

    3.94 miles away
  6. Ibis Temple Meads Quay

    Contemporary hotel situated mere minutes away from Bristol Temple Meads railway station

    4.6 miles away
  7. Bristol Serviced Lettings @ Beaufort Court

    Selection of luxury one, two and four bedroom serviced apartments conveniently close to...

    4.69 miles away
  8. Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre

    Contemporary 167-room hotel, with an excellent restaurant, located near Bristol Temple...

    4.91 miles away
  9. Novotel Bristol Centre

    Modern 131-room hotel, located close to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and the city...

    4.93 miles away
  10. DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre

    Located close to Bristol Temple Meads, this hotel features modern rooms overlooking the...

    4.96 miles away
  11. Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

    A great family hotel in the centre of Bristol which has a large number of rooms which...

    4.99 miles away
  12. Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus Hotel

    Contemporary hotel, with spacious rooms, located adjacent to the Cabot Circus shopping...

    5.02 miles away
  13. PREMIER SUITES Bristol Redcliffe (formerly Premier Apartments)

    Luxury, city centre, serviced apartments available for stays from a one night to a few...

    5.02 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Sunday, 1st July 2018

Teddy Bears Picnic at the Avon Valley RailwayTeddy Bears Picnic at the Avon Valley Railway
more info

Wednesday, 15th August 2018 - Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Sherlock Holmes Open Air Theatre at Avon Valley Railway
more info

Search For What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles