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Swanage Railway

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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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4 adults and 4 children travelled from Borden to Swanage and returned. We travelled in a seated area going and a cabin travelling back which was very Harry Porter! Nice little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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United Kingdom
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

4 adults and 4 children travelled from Borden to Swanage and returned. We travelled in a seated area going and a cabin travelling back which was very Harry Porter! Nice little journey with lovely countryside to see.

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Any preserved railway can turn out nice locomotives but it takes a really great railway to take care of their rolling stock and stations to the level of this railway. The trip is through lovely scenery and lasts about 25 minutes. On the green timetable on the day we travelled there was both a steam hauled train behind an 0-4-4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It was great to travel on a stream train. The staff were lovely unlike the weather!!! It was nice to travel through the local area via train to see it different.

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London
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Run by volunteers, this fantastic steam line is a must visit while in the Swanage area. With the stations restored to pre WWII glory and staff in period dress, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours with trains running about every 40mins, and travelling for 25minutes through some lovely Dorset countryside. You will come away smelling... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

what an amazing experience, beautiful scenery, quaint stations, fun for all the family, definitely visit corfe castle, beautiful steam trains, a not to be missed experience,

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Billingshurst, West Sussex
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We used the Railway to access Corfe Castle as we'd been told that the parking at Corfe was limited. Parking for the Railway is in one of the chargeable public Car Parks & a short (signed) walk to the Railway. There are toilet facilities on the platform at Swanage as well as a gift shop & stationary buffet car. Trains... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Took the steam train from wareham to swanage with family. Runs regularly so not much waiting. Quite crowded but fun. Run mainly by volunteers who enjoy their job and make it a good atmosphere. Worth doing especially if weather is good.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really friendly staff who helped us in and out of the carriage as we had a pushchair. All of the carriages were very clean considering how busy it was and it was great fun going on the steam train!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is still a working pier with cruises available. The pier has a diving school, and fishing is available. Or just go for a stroll - there are great views of Swanage Bay.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely visit if you like the old steam railways. At the station itself you can have tea & cake. But a trip on the train is worthwhile leaving the car.

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