Avon Valley Railway (Bitton Station) - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Bitton Station, Bath Rd, Bitton, Bristol BS30 6HD, UK
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About Avon Valley Railway (Bitton Station)
Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through-route between Birmingham and the South Coast the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. The railway is perhaps best known for connecting the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, whose northern terminus was at Bath Green Park station, with the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway.
Attractions Near Avon Valley Railway (Bitton Station)
The Bristol and Bath Railway Path is a 13-mile route on the National Cycle Network, connecting Bristol to Bath. . It’s used by people walking, cycling, running and has disabled access too. The Bristol and Bath Path itself is ideal for a day out, or you can use it to travel between these two great cities.
The National Park Avon Valley is a park with an area of 20 hectares (50 acres) in Keynsham in Somerset in England. The park, which is located next to the Avon River, offers country walks, a boating lake, children's play areas, a small zoo, and a miniature railway. The site was a pasture in the xv th century and later became a farm. In 1976 it was bought to become a farm where you pick your own fruit 2 and subsequently became a national park.
A beautiful hillside nature reserve overlooking the River Avon with fantastic views of Bristol and much wildlife. The hill contains a fascinating mix of history, wild plants, and animals. With heather and broom, rocky crags, spoil heaps and gullies, stunning views and two listed chimneys, Troopers Hill Nature Reserve is one of the most spectacular wildlife spots in the city.
St George’s Park is a large Victorian suburban park with a pond, grass areas, large wheels park and a children’s playground. There is a banjo shaped lake fed by a natural stream. It has an island, which serves as the nesting place of swans, ducks and moorhens. Two tennis courts and bowling greens available for hire and so more facilities are available here.
Glenside Hospital Museum is located within the grounds of the old psychiatric hospital, now used by the University of West of England as their Health and Social Care Campus. The museum, founded by Dr Donal F. Early, used to be situated in the balcony of the canteen, but has since re-located to the Glenside Chapel - a Grade 2-listed building. The museum is full of an interesting and growing collection of a wide range of artefacts and images from its past life, including objects from the former S
Eastville Park is a Victorian city park with a fishing lake, lots of green space and children's playgrounds. The park is on the estate grounds of two former houses, Heath House and Ridgway House . There is a lake with a serpentine shape which is bordered by lawns and old beech trees
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Discover More Attractions in Bristol City, Where Avon Valley Railway (Bitton Station) Is Located
The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.