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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Lovely family experiece

We took a family trip on the Swanage railway (including our dog) from Norden to Swanage and back... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alex S
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Somerset, United Kingdom
via mobile
Toot toot

We have been travelling on this railway from Swanage to Corfe for many years. Today the steam... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Preston101
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“park and ride” (73 reviews)
“steam engine” (67 reviews)
“buffet car” (51 reviews)
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a family trip on the Swanage railway (including our dog) from Norden to Swanage and back. The experience of being pulled by a stream engine was a real treat, particularly for our two children who though it was amazing! It is an ideal...More

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been travelling on this railway from Swanage to Corfe for many years. Today the steam train was in service together with the historic platforms & decor, guardsman dressed in period it is just like stepping back in time. Prices we paid in April...More

Thank Preston101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited here with my parents recently. We had a lovely day on the railway, all of the staff/volunteers we met at Swanage & at Corfe Castle were very helpful & friendly. It was also an added bonus that the sun was out & it...More

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lovely trip in the observation car, behind a steam engine. The spring countryside looked very pretty and the banks were lined with thousands of primroses. Stopped off at Corfe Castle, and had a walk around the village. All railway staff were friendly &...More

Thank 677Maurice_P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the quaint station to wait for the train to go to Corfe Castle. It was amazing as the steam train arrived bellowing smoke The staff were great, very cheerful We sat in the viewing carriage right behind the engine Spectacular views of...More

Thank Julie Patricia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Used the steam train to get to Corfe Castle. It's great to support the volunteers who look after this line and a lovely way to travel this short distance. Great shops in the stations and an interesting museum at Corfe Castle station. Recommended.

Thank JLCgladstone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip into the past by steam train. Great for all ages. Exciting for the children hearing the toot of the whistle - sometimes very loud - the steam from the engine and lots of questions about how it used to be. A lovely trip...More

Thank Linnie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tickets for the Swanage - Corfe railway are quite pricey, but if you have a young boy or an old man in your group it’s worth it - they’ll love it. We took the train to Corfe, and stopped in the village for some...More

Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Swanage Railway and booked a return trip to Norden including Corfu Castle. Great photo opportunities especially the iconic shot from Corfu Castle station towards the castle. Pay a visit to the castle, it's well worth the visit. The tea shop is worthwhile as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our grandson out for the day, we all enjoyed it immensely, we were treated very well by all the staff and the whole experience was relaxed and friendly.

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peacelover1960
4 April 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi The choice is yours. You can book in advance on line and pick up the tickets from the boking office at the start of your first journey or you can book and pay on the day. We don't "sell out" as such so don't worry about... More
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Wendy D
21 February 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Dear Wendy. Thank you for your email. I am sorry but there is no public service on Friday 23rd February 2018. We run at weekends until the start of the daily running season Friday 30th March 2018. A timetable can be found on... More
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cindy b
18 July 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Yes children under 5 (called infants) may travel on the City Cruises boats which provide the sea element of the sea train adventure They travel free of charge.
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