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Address: Station Rd, 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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Always a nice day for kids & Dads especially!!!

We always pop in to the station here, just to see the steam trains coming in or out. The ride itself is also a good thing to do

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always pop in to the station here, just to see the steam trains coming in or out. The ride itself is also a good thing to do

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be the best park and ride trip anywhere! Especially as you get to go by an old fashioned steam train. We love a steam journey, so we chose to travel into Swanage this way - just to make it a fun excursion. The view along the way is wonderful, as you can see the majestic Corfe castle standing... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lovely travelling on this railway. Our most recent journey was on a wet, cool day, so it was a delight to warm oneself by a real fire in the waiting room at core Castle.

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Basingstoke UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Splendid lunch on the Steam hauled Dorsetman. First class dining with champagne and plenty of good food. The setting was excellent, gently puffing along the line past Corfe Castle and back to Swanage - twice. Champagne and wine at sensible prices. My wife and I had a table for two, across the isle was a table of three also celebrating... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from swanage to corfe castle. Only a 20 minute ride but so nostalgic and lovely. Staff very friendly. There is a disused carriage at the station which has been turned into a tea rooms too.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just about to leave Swanage after spending a couple of days unwinding, when we decided to have a ride on the steam train. On asking one of the very friendly staff members about the trip, we boarded our train. Lovely journey and when we arrived at the change around,the same gentleman softly said that i might be able... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those of us who do not remember steam trains, then this is an excellent way to live in the past. Just visiting the stations is an experience and a snack in the buffet car is a must.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little railway. We took a trip from Swanage to Corfe Castle which took about 20 minutes. A return trip is around £12 for an adult. There were plenty of seats and all the staff were really friendly and helpful. The trip is really scenic, it just seemed to go too quickly! Make sure you check times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We return to Swanage on numerous occasions and never fail to visit the Swanage railway. It's always good to travel on the old steam trains. Great for old and young alike.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used this service when staying at Corfe to travel to the folk festival at Swanage, it is not cheap but it is worth it. They do need to issue a weekly rover ticket for tourists, it would enable people to make more use of the trains and generate more income to maintain the service.

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