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Address: Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
Phone Number: 01929 425800
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Description: The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the...
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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Very relaxing journey, smells wonderful. Great views of corfe castle on the way. Friendly staff. Negatives are that the journey doesn't take long and carriages are very plain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Very relaxing journey, smells wonderful. Great views of corfe castle on the way. Friendly staff. Negatives are that the journey doesn't take long and carriages are very plain. But still worth it for the experience.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Travelled on the Swanage railway for the dining train. The first of 2015 apparently. Good food and well served. The only pity was that most of our journey was in darkness but that's to do with the time of year. Well worth the visit and would recommend it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit, parking at Norden, riding to Swanage, and return to Corfe Castle. Bearing in mind the high costs of maintaining such railways, the cost of £11.50 return was reasonable. All the engines were very well maintained, carriages clean, stations authentic, and staff very friendly and helpful. We have visited many heritage railways and this certainly is one... More 

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went on a trip on the Steam train to Corfe Castle. A lovely bit of Nostalgia and great value for money

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Myself and adult son went on the steam train from Swanage to the end of the line got off and had a walk about back on thetrain back towards Swanage got off at Cofe castle where the porters were very helpful as I am dissable seen us across the track so we could visit the musuem which was closed but... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family and friends have had a trip on the train many times From Corfe to Swanage,get the steam train if you can Friendly staff and lots of happy people This is a great fun trip Highly recommend it

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Station is right in the heart of the Town, it is very well kept and very authentic, the Trains run at regular intervals and all the Staff are dressed in smart uniforms. Its lovely to see part of our history kept alive and working, a small but well kept Steam railway

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boys of 2 and 5 absolutely loved riding on the railway, we paid an extra £1 to travel in the observation car one way which was well worth it although fun to travel in the main carriage too. We bought a combined ticket for forge castle model village which was a perfect day out on a spring day!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visited when there were plenty of engines in steam and regular services involving all 7 locos. One of the more expensive Heritage railway I have visited but the railway was well run with trains working on time. Will visit again when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We came to stay in Swanage for a long weekend for my husbands birthday and were delighted to find out the steam gala was on that weekend. Even more pleased to find out that you could go onto the platforms and see all the trains for free!! We did pay for a journey on one, but it was nice that... More 

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