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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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For big kids and small

Enjoy the chuff chuff and the choo choo. All the smells and experience of steam railways. Great fun for everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the chuff chuff and the choo choo. All the smells and experience of steam railways. Great fun for everyone.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

i did the trip from swanage to corfe castle, brought back memories of my childhood, staff were friendly and helpful, they give their spare time volunteering to keep the line running, great experience

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I remember as a child going on the railway, and as an Adult, it still has the charm. Modern railway might get you places but going on a steam train reminds you of the past, an experience that travel can be fun and an experience worth doing at least once. Will be back when next down.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I love this railway. Fantastic views, value for money, trip length. This is an amazing place to go plus they have one of only 2 Devon Belle observation carriage!

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Just stopped in passing through Swanage and found the station by chance. We were made most welcome by the staff on duty and enjoyed a few minutes watching the trains coming and going. Everything was so clean and vibrant . . . I last saw the station in the 1970s when it was derelict. Full credit to all involved!

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Essex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I must point out that I am not a steam train enthusiast/anorak but this is a great place to visit. Great atmosphere. The ride on the train is well worth it. I think they are hoping to open more of the line in 2015. We went in the Observation Carriage which is only an extra £1 each way but gives... More 

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Dorset, England
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66 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Got a lunchtime train from Norden to Swanage with the grandchildren. Park and ride is great, friendly helpful staff, lovely old steam train. Day in Swanage, cup of tea in buffet car then tired children returning home.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were in Swanage for the Blues Festival and decided to take the steam train to Corfe to see one of the bands.............so glad we did! It really was like stepping back in time. Lovely experience, and we will certainly do it again.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

It was amazing and quite good value for money.... the mince pies were lovely and so was the smile on my youngest face! The station it's self was very clean and located very close to shopping amenities.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely little steam railway. It's just ashame British rail doesn't have the quantity and quality of staff.

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