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Swanage Railway

Address: Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
Phone Number: 01929 425800
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Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Public transportation systems, Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours, Transportation
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: Public transportation systems, Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours, Transportation
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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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A relaxing ride back in time with stunning views of Corfe Castle, especially so with a glass of red in the hand. You can book in advance all day and get a reduced price for an all day rover ticket.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The train trip, complete with Buffet was nice, nostalgic! If the weather had been better we would have made some time to view this pretty village of Corfe.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We boarded the train at Swanage (which is a lovely seaside town). The staff were all great- helpful, friendly and chatty. The train itself was beautiful- a reminder of times gone by. We did not have time to get off at Corfe Castle but we had fabulous views from the train and we were told it was an ideal way... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is an OK place to visit for Children, Families and Elderly. Nice for pictures, the town is nice..

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Travelled with the family on the carol train for the second yr running. An amazing atmosphere with lots of singing, mulled wine and mince pies. Made a fantastic start to the Christmas festivities.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great experience - I can't praise it enough. Its like taking a step back in time, railway staff and volunteers extremely helpful. We have also been for Christmas lunch on the train in December and again a great day with very good food.

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Swanage, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Either start your journey at Norden (parking cheaper), get off at first stop and visit Corfe and it's castle (lots of activities for 4 to 15 year olds) get back on train and travel to Swanage station, (7 min. Walk to sea). Do the beach, good sand and safe swimming, Do the arcades and then have some really good fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very well run, a lovely day out, the fir rent engines that they use, beautiful views as you steam along through PURBECK hills , and stopping at corfe castle.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great trip. The guys couldn't have been any more helpful. Made our weekend. Worth every penny and more.

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Hampshire U.K
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have had Sunday lunch on the steam railway and last night had Valentines dinner on the railway. The food quality is excellent, although of course the choices are very limited. Drinks need to be paid for in cash, which is fine as long as you are aware. The seats are so comfortable and the whole experience is lovely. The... More 

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