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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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Lovely Day Out

Wonderfully atmospheric, beautifully kept stations, all staff were helpful and friendly. Went to Swanage and then to Corfe, visited the Cabin on the beach for lunch ((recommended... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderfully atmospheric, beautifully kept stations, all staff were helpful and friendly. Went to Swanage and then to Corfe, visited the Cabin on the beach for lunch ((recommended) and the National Trust Tearoom for delicious scones.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You start at the seaside in Swanage (possibly after a bacon or sausage breakfast bap from the static buffet car on the next platform) then meander through the countryside hauled (usually) by a steam loco, towards Corfe Castle, which has to be one of the loveliest railway views in the country.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited last year and loved it so much we came again, this time spending time in swanage! Lovely friendly helpful staff! The mine museum at Norden is wonderful! Make sure you donate guys to keep it running!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always love a trip on a steam train, and this line does not disappoint. Only a short line taking about 25 mins or so end to end, but what a lovely line. So well kept and refurbished, and some great stops, such as Corfe Castle, not just a castle but other little shops, pubs and museums to visit.

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Stoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What promised to be a fine day out was somewhat tarnished: *The signage at Corfe was confusing/poor *The visit of a special into Swanage caused utter confusion - there were no announcements and the scheduled service was somewhat delayed and nobody took it upon themselves to inform us what was happening *a simple chalk board stating "next train" times and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic trip on the Wessex Belle for my husband's birthday. Lovely food and friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to doing it again.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this evening meal based on the fact we were staying in Swanage for the weekend, and we were pleasantly rewarded with a 5 course meal on board the steam hauled Wessex Belle dining train, the train left Swanage Station at 19.30 prompt, the food cooked by our chef Adam was first class, the whole setting was back in... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For me all steam trains are great, and even better if they are in lovely country. This one seems to fit the bill for steam railways and allows you to buy a saver ticket including the brilliant Corfe Castle Model Village which is no more than 200 yards from the station.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

BR closed this railway in 1972 but it has now been fully rebuilt and once again connects with the main line at Worgret Junction via Furzebrook. The railway runs a frequent service between Swanage and Norden (near Corfe) and a trip along it makes for a most enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out. Aside of all the great heritage and the train itself (with comfier than expected seats!) the luncheon provided was very tasty with very friendly, courteous, organised and efficient attendant staff throughout the entire journey. Highly recommended and an attraction that fully deserves your support.

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