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Swanage Railway

Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
01929 425800
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Ranked #2 of 9 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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Dorset
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I hope you have the chance to visit this wonderful attraction. Start the journey at Norden with a drink of choice in the static railway buffet carriage, and then board the steam train for a journey that is breath taking. Stick your head out the window and watch the magic of a steam train curving around a corner with it's... More

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Southwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Fantastic train ride, thoroughly enjoyed the service, experience, and lovely staff. When we arrived we were going to park at Norden, but we're surprised at the parking charge when we were going to be spending 35++on the train fare, the park and ride is not operated by the railway, so is not included. So we parked in Corfe which is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A wonderful experience will definitely do it again but maybe take in a cream tea as well. The train goes to Corfe Castle which is a must to see. Corfe Village is beautiful.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A good half day out, enjoyed both the railway journey and Corfe Castle, the weather was lovely. Staff at the station very helpful and friendly, nice little café to get a snack

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a rather small Steam Railway Line, but has plenty of Character. Good choice of Steam Trains. Friendly Staff and good value Family Ticket for all Day Travel - X2 Adults and 2 Children, one under 3 cost only £30 (£32 if he had been over 3) Typical journey time of 25 minutes one way, Swanage Station was very... More

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SandhurstBerkshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I had a really nice birthday treat a meal and trip on the Wessex Belle steam train.It was a lovely experienceand one to do again at some time, The service and the food were first class it was presented and served to our table and was hot and plenty of it 5 courses in fact,It was fully booked so shows... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We loved this old fashioned train, we went to the lovely village Corfe and went to Corfe Castle. We had lunch on the train it was gorgeous we even had a glass of wine ! It felt as if we had gone back in time!

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Yorkshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Parked the car in the shade at Norden Park and Ride and joined the steam train for the leisurely 40 minute journey into Swanage. This lovingly restored Heritage Railway passes through the beautiful Dorset scenery around Corfe Castle with its fine "period" station(and impressive ruined Castle on the hill!) before calling at Harmans Cross and Herston (only by request!) and... More

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lewes
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

you certainly can here,not the longest of journeys , but it's worth it ..especially if you get off the other end for a pub lunch...watch the trains go by whilst your eating and then go back down the line

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ashford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As preserved railways go, this is a very good one with some lovely engines, and a picturesque setting. The main station in Swanage is almost right in the town, and just right for the beach and other attractions.

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