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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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oxford
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122 reviews 122 reviews
15 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I am completely and utterly bias towards this fantastic steam train and the many (and I hope more to come) trips I have made so far between Swanage and Corfe Castle. It is a must do on holidays to Swanage. The price is £11.50 for a "freedom of the line" ticket which means you can travel all day if you... More

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East Hendred, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

4 travellers all over 60 so it took us back to our childhood. Got off at Corfe Castle (~30 mins). They do cream teas, Christmas lunches, and other such stuff and had we had time we would have booked this. Kids would love this railway.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you get over the price and the carriages full of snoring old railway enthusiasts, you are in for a treat. This is like taking a trip back in time and the kids love it. The nostalgia is enough to help you ignore the grotty interior and price.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Following a journey from Bournemouth via Sandbanks Ferry on the Purbeck Clipper Service 50, the Swanage Railway was busy with services running every 40 minutes. Our ticket was valid all day and there is plenty to do. We travelled to Norden, saw the locomotive 'run-round' then alighted at Corfe Castle Station for a lunch time stop. Staff on the railway... More

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bedford
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163 reviews 163 reviews
42 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Five of us caught the Train from Corfe Castle to Swanage and back. We had a great chat to a friendly Station Master and revelled in the old train. It made us feel like we were back at Junior School. On the way back we ate hot Andy's Pasties and made everyone in the carriage jealous. Wonderful nostalgic trip.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

To get your monies worth ride the train as much as your able. Dont park at station use long stay 5mins walk away. Staff at station frosty but on platform and on train friendly. Will visit again in another season.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Now this is a trip back into old England you must not miss, I picked up the train at Norden station, and took a lovely train journey down the line to Swanage. I just enjoyed a lovely day out at Swanage. Then back on a first class carriage train back up the line to Harman’s Cross. I got off for... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Took my wife on a surprise visit - she loves steam trains. Run by enthusiastic and friendly people, it was a delight to travel and hear the engine noise. Recommend the extra £1 to travel in the observation car at least in one direction. Suggest a "stopover" in Swanage for lunch and then the return.

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