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Avon Valley Railway

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The friendly, local, steam railway is 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 the 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.

The trains run on over 120 days each year (mainly at weekends and school holidays) and the station buffet is open every day except Christmas Day.  Running a wide variety of family events all year from Teddy Bears’ Picnics to popular Santa Steam Specials.  Why not visit soon?