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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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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My wife, Mum, and myself picked up the railway at the park & ride at norden, This really is a great way to spend the day with friends & family, And all of the voluntary staff were very helpful and friendly, Very well organised And well maintained set up.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A quaint trip through the beautiful Dorset countryside was enjoyed bay all the family. We had a cream tea in Corfe Castle before returning, felt like we had slipped back to a much simpler happier time. Tickets purchased from our lovely campsite in Herston benefitted us several times over, with a discount on our cream tea once we arrived in... More

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Cheshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Took my boy who is a mad Thomas fan.We had the allday ticket so got on and off when we wanted. We enjoyed the tunnel at the museum (it was a scorching day).We would definately recommend it.

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Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Swanage and one day when the weather was not too ideal to go to the beach we took the steam train to reach Corfe Castle - it was great, the kids loved it!

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Fordingbridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great travelling on a steam train. Felt like going back in time in the carriages. Nothing we didn't like. Great to see so many volunteers keeping this attraction going.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Took the Breezer open top bus {number 50] from Bournemouth to Swanage via a short ferry crossing at Sandbanks. lovely scenery all the way although a bit windy on the top deck. Stepped back in time at the Steam Train station at Swanage. Took a 6 mile steam train ride to Corfe castle and the lovely village of Norden.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We not only went on the train to the castle and back but they also provide dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, we went on Friday night, a great time, but do book its worth it.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to use the train to take us from harmans cross to Swanage, we were camping near Norden and thought it would be a lovely treat for the children. The stream trains are amazing and it's a great way to see around the purbecks. Harmans cross is not maned so usually you need to purchase a ticket on the... More

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

When visiting Swanage we combined this with a trip to Corfe castle and model village parking at Norden £3 and using the steam train to go to Swanage. We paid £14 which included the cost of the train and a trip to the model village but not to the castle. The journey from Norden to Swanage passes through some pretty... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely family day out on the steam train and the diesel in the evening which is an added bonus. The only down side is we got on at the best place Corfe Castle (where we staying) and getting off at swanage was a bit of a let down. It's ok, typical tacky sea side resort. The mining museum at the... More

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