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Swanage Railway

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Address: Swanage BH19 1HB, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 425800
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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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luckily we were there when the Steam Gala Weekend was on so there was extra guest locomotives pulling the carriages along 7 miles of track. Our carriages were pulled along by Sir... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

luckily we were there when the Steam Gala Weekend was on so there was extra guest locomotives pulling the carriages along 7 miles of track. Our carriages were pulled along by Sir Lamiel,a King Arthur Class Locomotive that was built in 1925. The old British Rail carriages were lovely with wood panelling and newly upholstered seats. The 35 minute journey... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife is a steam train nut after watching all those Harry Potter films and this is a little piece of the Hogwarts Express in Dorset - fun for couples or families - not too expensive and a nice pub and walk to the castle at the other end

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Thank Mike C
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant trip! The staff helped with getting the pram on and off the train and also my Papa who is a little bit unsteady on his feet! My little boys ticket was so sweet, "his first steam train ride" was printed on it and all the kids got a souvenir ticket also! We got to go in the engine bay... More 

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Thank LaauraKath
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Swanage Heritage Railway! The station in Swanage is a fabulous step back in time in one side, with the bus station and supermarket on the other. Just to walk on the platform is calming, yet exciting. The journey through to Corfe Castle is pretty, and the gentle staff on board add to the lovely ambience. The station... More 

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Thank jurassicduo
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

most of the functions expected at a preserved railway, but also great just for the views, (get on get off at several varied stops) reasonably priced but it comes into its own for the santa specials which give great gifts according to age/gender of child, our granddaughter had a fabulous teddy. a number of special days and their emailings are... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Dorset, we always take a trip on the Swanage Railway, starting at Morden and going through to Swanage. At Christmas, the carriages are decorated, which adds to the enjoyment. If you like the nostalgia of travelling on an old steam train, this is a good little trip, via Corfe Castle and well worth doing. Stop off in delightful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are young or old, a visit to the heritage Swanage Railway is a must - unless you are void of emotion.. Run by volunteers the trip to Corfe, although short in distance, takes you through the Dorset countryside. Check before hand that the steam trains are in use. Walkers might like to consider the walk from Ullwell over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on Santa special with daughter,son-in-law,granddaughters and partner. Great fun, well organised and memorable. Does seem over priced but can't be cheap to run steam railway.

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Thank Martin L
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nostalgic trip on a steam train through lovely English countryside to Corfe Castle. Not cheap but worth it

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Thank M J
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great trip on this steam railway. There is a converted steam train located permanently at the station. This is fitted out in a 50s style and drinks and cakes are available. We then took a train to Corfe Castle and had a visit to the castle. Very enjoyable and memorable.

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