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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: Scenic Railroads, Public Transportation Systems, Landmarks
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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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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Steam train to corfe with children is a fantastic day out. We even had the pleasure of sitting in the front cab with the driver which our boys loved and even got to blow the horn...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

We travelled from Swanage to Corfe Castle on this - really enjoyed it. Totally loved how the station was laid out in a 1940's-1959's style, the Christmas decorations were so cute. It was really like going back in time! The guards looked really smart in their suits, much smarter than modern day train guards! The train itself was stunning, very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a gorgeous railway with a very 'atmospheric' feel. Starting at Norden Station where there is plenty of parking but not much else, the train soon enters the spectacular countryside around Corfe Castle. Corfe Station is nicely restored and maintained and there is an interesting museum here where you can see the history of the line, including it's preservation... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
62 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited the line and took a ride from Swanage to the current end of the line at Norden, On the return we got out at Corfe Castle and had a look around there. We thought the line was very atmospheric. I thought that the old posters at Swanage were fascinating, particularly the one referring to the 1962-1963 soccer season... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely old-fashioned station, with a real steam train - delightful! We were using it to get back up to Corfe, where we had walked from long the Purbeck Ridge. The round trip was perfect.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just had fantastic day out on the steam trains,,,went from swanage to corfe castle, had fantastic time on the old trains what a delight,, very helpful staff answering all questions etc etc great price for a nostalgic day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I bought my husband a driver taster , to drive a steam train for his birthday ! what a lovely time he had ! Great service from all staff , fabulous steam train to drive , excellent information from staff , and a photo certificate !! can recommend this for that special treat for the train enthusiast ! beautiful country... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Traveled from Norden on the steam railway to Swanage. Great value for money, all staff very friendly and only to happy to help. Great cup of tea from the buffet carriage!

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Autumn is a wonderful time to see mother nature it best, the smell of coal steam and the gentle movement of the train splendid afternnoon

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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Real steam, not too long a journey, so kids dont get bored, and there is something to do both ends of the line. Fish and chips on the beach at swanage, or Corfe castle the other. All in all, a fun day out, the cost is reasonable, but not cheap, and all the staff were very helpfull and friendly.

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