Visit the Avon Valley Railway

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Looking for a great day out for folk of all ages? How about a ride on one of the UK’s 200-plus heritage railways? The Avon Valley Railway runs a six-mile round journey through the South Gloucestershire countryside, making for an hour of the easiest going.

Start from Bitton Station (it’s on Bath Road almost exactly midway between Bristol and Bath) and then head in either direction – north to Oldland Common or south to Avon Riverside – the latter is great if you want to stop off for a picnic.

Trains are steam or diesel, they are wheelchair-accessible and you can take your dog along too.

You’ll also want to explore the fully restored Victorian Midland station at Bitton, where you’ll find a cafeteria (serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and Sunday roasts), a gift shop and small museum areas.

There’s plenty of car parking here (some space for larger motorhomes, too), all free of charge. And a programme of railway-related events. Avon Valley Railways celebrates its 50th anniversary this year (2024).

Club Sites Longleat, Cheddar, Bath Chew Valley and Baltic Wharf are all within an hour’s drive of Avon Valley Railway’s Bitton Station.

Great Savings Guide offer: 50% discount on standard tickets. Pre-book online using the discount code at Upon arrival, members must present valid Caravan and Motorhome Club membership cards to authenticate the discount. Offer is not valid for special events or dining trains. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or special offer. Dogs are welcome on the station site and trains on most days. Motorhome parking is available – contact the venue directly for more details.

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