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Swanage Railway

Swanage, United Kingdom
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About Swanage Railway
The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the need to park in Swanage. Simply leave your car at Purbeck Park, next to Norden station, which is conveniently located just off the A351 north of Corfe Castle, and start your holiday early!
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Jaycee Sarah Koh wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom5201 contributions453 helpful votes
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We had a day out from Swanage to Corfe Castle and decided to take the steam train as a novelty to celebrate my 50th birthday two weeks ago. We had such a lovely time and enroute back the train was 15 minutes late and it had a knock-on effect to our boarding the last ferry back to Poole Quay at 1645 but the wonderful Robin, who’s the volunteering ticket master, helped us out by getting a cab ready to send us straight off to the Swanage Quay with cost coveted by the delay. Have to say this is first class treatment and certainly appreciate all the exciting arrangements in getting us to catch out last ferry back home. Truly thank you Robin!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Vanessa wrote a review Yesterday
Waterlooville, United Kingdom8 contributions
This was a must to do whilst on holiday. We did a wonderful return trip from Norden to Swanage. The train was clean. The steam makes you feel nostalgic. Definitely worth a trip on the train. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Cindy D wrote a review May 13
Warrington, United Kingdom504 contributions87 helpful votes
Did the little trip from Swanage to Corfe castle, lovely to see the steam train in wonderful condition, all the train staff beautifully turned out and polite.. was a lovely little journey. Very glad I did this trip
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Date of experience: May 2022
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A.G Furnival wrote a review May 10
63 contributions30 helpful votes
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Wow! What a day!!! I attended the 2022 diesel gala and was blown away by the variety of different locos. It was clear that a lot of effort and planning had gone into this event and it clearly paid off as the atmosphere was amazing. I was impressed not only by the variety of diesel traction but also by the friendliness and professionalism of the volunteers. I couldn’t have asked for a better day! I look forward to visiting again, and would highly recommend the railway to others. Keep up the good work and thank you 🙂
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Januarybeautyful wrote a review May 10
Gosport, United Kingdom287 contributions96 helpful votes
We went for the Diesel & Beer festival and overall really enjoyed it. I felt that the only beer tent being at one station was a tad disappointing, they could have had them at each station and even on the trains (I thought that was the norm with beer/train events?) But every staff member we encountered was very happy and helpful and the line itself is absolutely beautiful! It's also a super easy way of getting to Swanage beach without having to find somewhere to park in the town/or walk a long way! I would return but at £35/ticket without any beer tokens included... it felt a bit steep. I haven't looked into the costs involved of a regular journey, but I suspect we will return and use this transport as a park and ride into Swanage centre.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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