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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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“steam engine” (59 reviews)
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed yesterday

Combined ticket received as a birthday present. This gives a return trip from any station to Swanage plus a two hour sailing trip on Moonfleet, a 1930s gaff rigged cutter sailing from Swanage pier.The ticket can be bought from either the railway from Moonfleet Sailing....More

Thank Thoresway
Reviewed yesterday

great fun,most enjoyableand well organised.Friendly and knowledgable staff,all pleased to provide help and information.

Thank tonycoleman39
Reviewed yesterday

I arrived at Norden and too a trip down memory lane by taking the trip from there to Swanage return. The ticket office staff helpful and informative. The Tea Kiosk service friendly and efficient.. The train arrived with cheerful crew aboard the Steam Engine. The...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the short trip from the park and ride Car Park to Corfe Castle. I know some people complain that you have to pay for parking and then the train, however, there are some really nice walks from the car park that could warrant...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The link between Swanage and Wareham is now in place, so you can now get trains to and from Wareham as long as it's not a Monday or a Friday.

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best heritage railways in the UK with an excellent selection of rolling stock. Several stations to choose from but I would recommend parking at Nordon as the parking in Swanage and Corfe can add up. We had a lovely 3...More

Thank adam201781
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great trip. We wanted to celebrate the joining of the railway to the mainline so parked at Dorchester South - the closest railway station to where we were staying, travelled a few stops on the mainline to Wareham and were pleasantly surprised...More

Thank janetgonegardening
David R, Director of Sales at Swanage Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Janet. Thank you for your review. Please allow me to respond to some of the points you have raised and also provide additional information for the benefit of those who read the review and response. As regards catering, the Swanage Railway has the Birds...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are lots of preserved railways in the UK, many with much longer stretches of track. However we really felt the Swanage Railway had succeeded in making the most of e experience for visitors, from the restored station and signal box at Corfe Castle to...More

Thank Joe1949
Reviewed 4 days ago

The perfect end to a walk on the coast. Walked from Corfe Castle to Swanage via Old Harry, got the train back to Corfe Castle. If you like steam trains, then this is just lovely.

Thank Adrian R
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic place. Had a lovely steam trip to Corfe Castle on a lovingly-restored steam train. The volunteers have done such a brilliant job over the years. The museum is well worth a visit too.

Thank colin b
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cindy b
17 July 2017|
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Response from yorkshirerose14 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, saw both on both trips.
2 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
10 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