Wessex Attractions: Avon Valley Railway

The Avon Valley Railway is a preserved 3-mile stretch of the former Midland Railway route between Gloucester and Bath Green Park. Originally running between Bitton and Oldland Common, the line was extended southward by 400 metres in 2004 to a new station, called Avon Riverside.

The railway is currently operating a weekend-only service, with occasional Wednesday running. An all-day ticket costs £8.50 for adults (£7.50 concessions) and £5.50 for children aged 5-14. Under-5s travel free. Season tickets are available.

The railway's headquarters are at Bitton Station, which can be reached by taking the number 42 bus to the terminus at nearby Cherry Gardens. The postcode, for satnav purposes, is BS30 6HD.