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Swanage Railway

Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
01929 425800
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks
Owner description: The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the need to park in Swanage...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks
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!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Since 'discovering' this little gem of a railway a couple of years ago, I now visit two or three times a year with different family or friends. Every time its been great, never once had any complaints, not even little niggles. On this occassion we visited for the carol train, once again it was great. It was a lovely evening... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Gives one a feel of old world . The steam, the chimney and the uniforms .. We took the the Santa special train with our son and it was a lovely day out . he enjoyed Santa, gifts and the elves. The decors and refreshments gives a christmassy feeling. The view is awesome .. and relaxing trip. The parking is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Go Swanage to Corfe or Corfe to Swanage...either way a very special journey that transports you back in time sights, sounds smells.....wonderful. NOT particularly cheap but when you see the work that goes in to maintaining this line, the trains and the stations it is worth every penny. Both towns at either end are well worth a visit too but... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We went on the Christmas meal steam trip. Was amazing to be pulled along by a steam train while tucking into a Christmas dinner. I took far too many pictures and for the amount of time you're on the train the price is a bargain! Well worth it.

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Berkshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you are staying in Swanage, why would you want to drive out to Corfe Castle, the is the way to go. For steam enthusiasts that is of course a given, but there's a lot you won't see by road that on the train you have time to soak up. The service is friendly and efficient - it's the way... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Steam train to corfe with children is a fantastic day out. We even had the pleasure of sitting in the front cab with the driver which our boys loved and even got to blow the horn...

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London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We travelled from Swanage to Corfe Castle on this - really enjoyed it. Totally loved how the station was laid out in a 1940's-1959's style, the Christmas decorations were so cute. It was really like going back in time! The guards looked really smart in their suits, much smarter than modern day train guards! The train itself was stunning, very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a gorgeous railway with a very 'atmospheric' feel. Starting at Norden Station where there is plenty of parking but not much else, the train soon enters the spectacular countryside around Corfe Castle. Corfe Station is nicely restored and maintained and there is an interesting museum here where you can see the history of the line, including it's preservation... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
62 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited the line and took a ride from Swanage to the current end of the line at Norden, On the return we got out at Corfe Castle and had a look around there. We thought the line was very atmospheric. I thought that the old posters at Swanage were fascinating, particularly the one referring to the 1962-1963 soccer season... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely old-fashioned station, with a real steam train - delightful! We were using it to get back up to Corfe, where we had walked from long the Purbeck Ridge. The round trip was perfect.

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