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Swanage Railway

Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
01929 425800
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Public Transportation Systems, Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the need to park in Swanage. Simply leave your car at the Norden Park and Ride,... more » Owner description: The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the need to park in Swanage. Simply leave your car at the Norden Park and Ride, which is conveniently located just off the A351 north of Corfe Castle, and start your holiday early! « less
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had taken our children on Swanage railway several times in the 1980's when it only ran to Herston then extended to Harmans Cross. A recent return to Swanage for a holiday after many years, with the next generation in tow prompted another trip. The journey and the stations at Swanage and Corfe Castle provoked much nostalgia and transported our... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

family treat - park and ride to Swanage - one of life's real treats. Not particularly cheap but I didn't expect it to be - these wonderful railways cost a fortune to run. I have seen some negative feedback re cost etc but really do wonder what people expect! Will go again when in the area - all my family... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle and the whole day was a wonderful experience. One of the highlights was the restored Station Masters room at Corfe Station.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We love love love this little railway journey on either steam or diesel trains. It will bring out the little boy in you, even if your a lady!

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Hull
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Got on the train at Norden Park and Ride which was well organised just a short walk from there you board the steam train. The ride to Swanage is delightful passing Corfe Castle which is a must to get off the train to visit. Terminating at Swanage which is not a very dog friendly place not letting dogs have any... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We loved this railway the station was great like stepping back in time the staff were very friendly and the train ride was great we went to Corfe castle and on the return back to swanage we went to the last stop and then back to swanage we enjoyed the trip and would highly recommend it

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely old restored railway line and pullmans. The family took the line from Swanage to Corfe castle- thoroughly enjoyable, old-fashioned fun- with sweet old period stations and lots of cute details!

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colchester
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

TOOK THE STEAM TRAIN FROM CORFE TO SWANAGE and it was like going back in time worth everypenny ,if you can remember what it was like in those days you will be saying to your partner remember this ,remember that,just gotta be done

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A superb experience and great price. THE best way to appreciate the scenery on the journey to Swanage and enjoy the historic railway itself. Well maintained and friendly staff it really is the only way to travel.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Always a joy to see old fashioned bright station and steam trains, a trip up to Corfe is an experience but don't expect a comfy ride :)

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