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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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Friday evening bistro dining

Very reasonably priced trip with simple, well cooked food. Service was excellent and drinks also reasonably priced. Saw plenty of deer en route and excellent views of Corfe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennifer C
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very reasonably priced trip with simple, well cooked food. Service was excellent and drinks also reasonably priced. Saw plenty of deer en route and excellent views of Corfe Castle where we stopped for a while. We went in August and, of course, it was dark for the last trip back from Corfe. I am sure we may well be back... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

expensive but you only need to do it once !! Or buy a day ticket and do it all. Have dinner in evening and catch the last train back !!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't really beat travelling on a train hauled by an old steam loco! This service really adds so much to the local area, keeping the neighbouring towns and villages alive.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited here as I was in the area and thought I would visit it. I was amazed at the good value for an all day ticket at just £20. I found the stations very nice and they certainly had a heritage feel about them. The museums that are part of the railway are lovely and certainty added to... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on this last night as my husband is a train buff, as I only paid £89 for the two of us including an evening on the train my expectations were lets say medium .HOW WRONGE CAN YOU GET. It was fantastic from start to finish the staff most of whom are volunteers worked their socks off and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic trip to Norden. Very accessible, beautiful views of Corfe Castle on the way & of course the option to stop & visit the castle if you want to. Very pleased teens enjoyed the 'Harry Potter' steam train experience. All staff friendly, polite & helpful.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Restored railway in a beautiful part of England. Therapy for Grandads relieving their youth. Good views for partners. Sit in the front carriage to hear the engine chuffing up the hill but keep the windows closed to prevent getting covered in soot!

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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in Corfe Castle, so took the steam train to Swanage - lovely journey, but not much to see. For the return journey we sat in the first class seats at the front of the diesel train. Windows all around, a very friendly and knowledgeable driver and fantastic views. I have to say that the diesel train was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful day out, and the stop at Corfe castle was very pretty and interesting. We travelled along the whole line and went to swanage for dinner at the end. The timings are convenient (every 20 minutes) and the last train was quite late for a family attraction. The trains are well kept and even the toilets were original at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We met up with Grandparents and treated my son for his 2nd birthday, we all enjoyed jumping on and off the train all day. There were two trains running, one had private cabins we managed to get one on one of the journeys it was a wonderful experience. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We took a picnic and... More 

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