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Swanage Railway

Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
01929 425800
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Ranked #2 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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walsall
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely steam railway and museums worth an extra £1 to ride in the Pullman car. Great buffet car at Norden I would recommend the Dorset apple cake! A great way to get to Corfe castle.

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Bath, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Perfect for small boys (and girls) of all ages. Just idyllic Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine are the obvious target, but the trains are so impressive & so atmospheric everyone will love it.

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Surrey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

My partner and I hopped onboard the Swanage Railway at Corfe Castle and did the full circuit. It was lovely - the views from the carriages were breathtaking. Staff that ran it were knowledgeable and friendly. The only down side was that due to staff shortages, the buffet car was closed - refreshment stops were limited, and it would have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We visit the swanage railway every year on our annual trip to the area. We love the old steam train, the amount of work the volunteers do to keep these amazing trains is wonderful. We enjoy a cup of tea on our trip to Corfe and on the return went on the new observation cart which was wonderful. If you... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great way to see the surrounding area of Swanage. No problems at all getting on and off with a dog & 3 year old. The staff were very friendly and even let my little boy wave the train off, a dream come true for any Thomas fan. The wee stations along the line were lovely: mocked up to look... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

In that place is how to go back to old time. From Bournemouth there is the BUS (breeze). Better if catch it in the bus station and not in the square because sometime arrives, totally full. I suggestion to go there in the middle of the morning because at 18.20 there is the last come back bus. Arrived there, you... More

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Paris, France
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Visited Swanage Railway early October and caught one of their steam trains from Norden to Swanage. All day parking is available in Norden for just £3, the 350 space car/coach park is only short walk away from the actual station, toilets and a buffet car are also available at Norden. The “Freedom of the Line” ticket allows UNLIMITED TRAVEL on... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A great day out for young and old, from Swanage to Corfe Castle by steam, travel in standard class to Corfe Castle then back in luxury in observation carriage. This is money well spent, start by having a tea or coffee in the station cafe then explore the station and its shop, book your ticket and the rest is pure... More

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oxford
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122 reviews 122 reviews
15 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Really helpful when I told the ticket office we would like to go to Norden (end of the line), then back to Corfe Castle and returning to Swanage, 2 adult tickets good value at £23, was told that the train we were going on had carriages from the 1940,s. Was quite busy, we visited the Purbeck Mining Museum by the... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been a passenger on the Swanage Railway ever since it first started with a short 100yard trip from the station to the first bridge and seen it go from strength to strength and am looking forward to it connecting to the main line at Wareham. I have always enjoyed every visit and go several times a year. When... More

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