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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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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!
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the Swanage Wessex Belle dinner on Saturday for a family members 90th birthday and can highly recommend it. Set in the picturesque Swanage you are taken twice up and down he track whilst dining in a 1950's first class dining carriage. The...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing to see these wonderful steam locomotives in action. Regular trips between Swanage and Corfe Castle. They are currently alternating between steam locos and diesel. Easy to get close and see the water being pumped into the tender. Very clean and tidy station, well looked...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed yesterday

We were camping in Corfe Castle so decided to catch the train from Harmans Cross to Swanage. The kids loved the steam train. Only a short ride, but so worth doing. On arrival at the platform we were great by such a lovely station mistress,...More

Thank ORisk
Reviewed 2 days ago

The train journey is fun, but the assistance given for a wheelchair throughout was absolutely top-notch. Reduction in price for carer too. Corfe is a nice place to visit for a few hours, a few places offering lunch or cream teas etc.

Thank squarrington
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wasn't expecting this place when we visited Corfe Castle , lovely well presented station , nice exhibition and museum , runs regular trips by Steam & Diesel to Swanage (certain times of year , check webpage to further running times) ... loved the old carriage...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic evening we all had aboard the Wessex Belle to celebrate our Uncles 90th birthday. If your a fan of steam locomotives and heritage railways and you are celebrating with a small number of family or friends then this is a must. It...More

Thank karin r
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got the train from Herstons to Swanage. Noone asked for a ticket. We got a train from Herstons to Corfe noone asked for a ticket. Only on a train back from Corfe were we asked for a ticket. I think some people may take...More

Thank Sarahbird33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were hauled up to Corfe by steam, and back by diesel. The line is extremely pretty, plenty of rolling countryside and delightful halts along the way. £35 for a family of four may seem steep to some, but there is quite a lot to...More

2  Thank Mini_Adventure2009
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a thoroughly enjoyable trip to Corfe Castle and back. Very friendly and relaxed all round, like we were part of someone having fun playing "giant train sets'! Highly recommended!

Thank MysteryDiner2
Reviewed 4 days ago

I like trains, but this was like being transported back in time. The steam train is so much fun and everyone should do it at least once. We went from Corfe Castle to Swanage and back. Pay the extra at least one way and sit...More

Thank Laura Ellen D
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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.
3 January 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Dogs are welcome on board but must be kept on a lead and on the floor. The fare is £1 per single journey. There is no charge for assistance dogs. Dogs are not permitted in the Buffets, the Dining... More
Denise M
11 June 2016|
Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi Denise. Bournemouth is 13 miles from Swanage as the crow flies. To get from Bournemouth to Swanage by this the direct route you would have to go by car or use the Purbeck Breezer route 50 bus. This route takes you over... More