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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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colchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Feltham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have visited here a few times now and always have a great trip on the railway. It is a little expensive but it's is to be expected on a preserved line of this type it's a shame they can't go out a little further.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great efforts are made to create the atmosphere of the steam age with uniformed staff, and artefacts such as period furniture, suitcases and advertisements. Great rolling stock. Fares are pricey..£13.50 for one stop from Swanage to Corfe, and that with a senior concession!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

With a £6 single fare from Corfe to Swanage this experience is not cheap. However, the bit of nostalgia makes the price worth paying: for this is pre- Beeching railway travelling at its best. Not all services use steam so check before you travel The train is staffed by older gentlemen who are resplendent in uniform of an earlier era;... More

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Ruislip
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Here with 70 9-10 year olds on a school trip, we went from Swanage to Corfe Castle under steam. For most it was their first experience of steam rail journeys so it was special. The volunteer staff were really pleasant and happy to help us embark and disembark the train. They were also very generous to us as they allowed... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A well run and welcoming railway. Even the GWR engine made our day. Had Freedom of the line Ticket - Swanage to Corfe Castle. Visited Castle. Later in afternoon visited the Mining Museum - well worth a visit. Then the Exhibition and Museum at Corfe Station. Made two round trips during the day. Our first visit, look forward to going... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We really loved this little railway and it brought back many memories of the days of steam. The price of "Freedom of the line" ticket is reasonable, although it would always be nice to have a seniors discount ! We traveled from Swanage to Corfe Castle and back. There are quite a few trains and carriages that they have for... More

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Somerset, England
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311 reviews 311 reviews
214 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The purchase of a freedom of the line ticket meant that we could spend all day travelling on the railway, enjoying both the steam trains and the magnificent scenery. We started at Harman's Cross, no car parking charges as we walked from the caravan site we were staying on. We were able to visit the Purbeck Mining Museum at Norden... More

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