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Swanage Railway

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Address: Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
Phone Number: 01929 425800
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Description: The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the...
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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lovely trip on the railway to Castle and the mining museum, lovely day out for all ages

it was all good and good value too, easy to find and a lovely way to see the countryside and coastline on the way back down. The carriages are atmospheric and volounteer staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

it was all good and good value too, easy to find and a lovely way to see the countryside and coastline on the way back down. The carriages are atmospheric and volounteer staff friendly and helpful

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A golden age of steam . At a reasonable price . I must recommend this . If you are feeling a little bit adventitious . Take the train to corfe castle then walk across the downs back to swanage great views and a easy walk

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Beaconsfield
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We walked from Corfe into Swanage and got the Steam train back. It was charming from start to finish. You step back into time with a team of volunteers who maintain standards. Thankfully you are able to use the modern Credit Card to pay the fare, as it is a little pricey - but for character and beautiful countryside it... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I wanted to visit Corfe station as I had heard about the goods shed exhibition. We visited on the last operating day in January so there was no buffet service on the train. The following days the railway was closed for the winter track maintenance program. We took the train from Swanage to Corfe and spent about 45 minutes at... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a wonderful little railway! The volunteers who run it have done an excellent job in restoring engines and lots of other train related paraphernalia and are proud to talk about the engines etc etc!! It is a beautiful trip to Corfe (and an equally wonderful walk back over the ridge) but only short and might prove to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Swanage is a lovely station. Brilliant to see the Station master all dressed up in smart period style. There is nothing better than sticking your head out of the window of a steam train as it races through rolling green fields. We waved at all we passed, even some cows! Embrace your inner child and take this train. On our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really loved it. The steam engine is beautiful. You can visit Corfe Castle or go down to Swanage as we did, then walk along the cost. In summer there are boat service at Swanage to other parts of the coast. Highly recommend it.

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England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is one of the premiere preserved railways in the UK. It is authentic, runs a reliable passenger service to Corfe Castle and beyond. Prices are very reasonable, and there are themed days for all to enjoy. An attraction not to be missed !

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great views of countryside whilst getting to corfe castle and the beginning of the ridge walk home. This walk is one of our favourites fantastic views on a good day.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Whenever the Swanage Steam Railway is running, it's the best way to get to Swanage using the Morden park-and-ride. All the fun of a proper steam engine, lots of smoke and proper train noises and great opportunities to take photographs of steam trains. Not to mention much easier than driving to Swanage and trying to park. Children love it. There... More 

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