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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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Basildon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth the fare, after all, it helps to keep this part of our British heritage alive. If you want the Sunday lunch or bistro trains you will need to book well in advance though, best to book via their website before you visit Swanage

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Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We walked from Swanage to Corfe and got the train back. The observation carriage is a £1 supplement and well worth it for the views. I love steam trains and visit one each holiday if I can. This appears to be a very professional outfit.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very reasonable priced ticket including the model village at Corfe - well worth an additional pound to travel in the wonderful Pullman observation car. Lovely countryside, stations and trains. Trip not too long - no time to get bored.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to have won a family ticket for the railway from a local church fête and decided to spend the day in Swanage. The railway was quite busy but we were very impressed by the service we received and although the journey was quite short it was very enjoyable and worth paying for had we needed to.... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited in July and had a very good day, took a trip to Swanage on the steam train but on return found I had been issued a parking ticket for parking in an unmarked restricted parking bay. Wth great assistance from the very helpful staff at Swanage Steam Railway I appealed and got the appeal upheld.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lovely sunny September afternoon to enjoy a ride on this gem of Dorset! Paid extra to travel in the Pullman Observation Carriage - well worth the £1 each way fee. Stations beautiful and well kept, staff great and the Southern Railway colours are a true delight. Well worth a visit if you're in this neck of the woods!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Swanage Railway- it was a good way to visit Swanage and in particular Corfe Castle. As a railway in its own right it isn't the most scenic- a view of an awful lot of campsites after the castle and then some industrial estates into Swanage itself. Not recommended on its own but it does... More

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Hatherleigh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Being a rail enthusiast I have been on many of the couture's preserved lines over the years, and this one compares well with them all. We decided to start from Norden where there is a park and ride car park and therefore not have to find parking at Swanage and I would recommend this. The railway is not as pristine... More

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Any railway which runs to the sea appeals to me...and the station at Swanage is a 3 minute flat walk from the promenade. Norden Station has superb parking facilities and woodland walks....Corfe is 4 minutes down the line and is an extremely picturesque village with many options regarding refreshments..and the railway has a small...but interesting... museum there...also there locality offers... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a trip on the Wessex Belle with inclusive cream tea. What a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon. Was impressed by the professionalism of this preserved railway. Everything was immaculate, and the staff were very helpful. Only downside was the longer than expected walk from the car park when we were running very short of time for... More

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