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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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Great fun hopping on and off the steam trains. Kids felt like they were on the Hogwarts Express! Highly recommend the Freedom of the Line ticket, which allows you unlimited use of... read more

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We went to take the rain to Corfe only to find the station was closed, which was not advertised, very disappointed as we were only in Swanage that day.

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Thank charlotte r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great fun hopping on and off the steam trains. Kids felt like they were on the Hogwarts Express! Highly recommend the Freedom of the Line ticket, which allows you unlimited use of the line for a day.

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Thank rackers82
Swansea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I caught the train from Norden to Corfe Castle, then back down to Swanage for fish and chips and a walk on the beach, then back again. A nice experience, the little ones with us (6 and 4 years old) absolutely loved it and we had a good time exploring Corfe Castle and Swanage. I'm slightly annoyed... More 

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Thank alowrycarter
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fun, was £12.50 return from Corfe to Swanage but well worth the ride, plenty of railway type of things to see if your into it, probably worth checking out the web site for full details for what goes on and when. Good day out.

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Thank Arthur D
Surrey, UK
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the whole experience and the dinner was first class - the food was better than expected, reflecting the skill of the kitchen staff. The service was faultless and friendly - serving soup on a moving train is no easy feat! And there is nothing to beat a pleasant steam train ride through the English countryside on a... More 

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Thank Villageidoit
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Swanage Railway continues to bring joy to young and old alike. Whether it's nostalgia for a slower, more leisurely way to travel, the past in general, Thomas the Tank Engine or a love of all things oily and mechanical - this is the place to go. Eating and drinking on the train is a great experience and the station buffet... More 

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Thank Tim O
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Swanage and decided the steam train was a must on our to do list. My children (ages 4 and 2 years old) loved it and so did us adults. The staff we all very helpful and told us the best ticket to buy - we wanted to visit Corfe Castle Model Village. We had a buggy for our... More 

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Thank Claires1234
Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the experience and not for the first time. Their catering carriages in the station also brilliant for good grub & Drinks. Ideal for kids and spectacular views of the countryside up to Corfe and back.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This must rate one of the best preserved railways. They have kept the atmosphere of the original. It runs though lovely country side. With very friendly staff.

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Thank John L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The steam train was the perfect way to travel to Corfe Castle from Swanage. Well preserved train and coaches, friendly volunteer staff. It all added to a lovely English holiday.

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