The line was later connected to the famous Somerset & Dorset Railway, established in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a passageway connecting Birmingham and the South Coast. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960s, an active team of volunteers restored the Avon Valley Railway. Today, 40 years on, 3 miles of track have been re-laid, locomotives and carriages have been restored and the sound of steam can once again be heard along the Avon Valley.
Details on what activities are available at Avon Valley Railway?
Visit their beautifully restored Victorian station at Bitton, or take a trip behind one of their steam or diesel locomotives in a heritage locomotives. On the Bristol & Bath Railway Path you could go for a walk along the track and learn more about the line's past in their small museum environment too.
Things to do in the local area?
Visit Bath and Visit Bristol are the authorized websites of city tourism where you will find information of other tourist attractions, places to stay and activities to enjoy.