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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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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

we went on 14th August 2018, and despite them saying on facebook the LSWR T9 would be running the Br Standard 4mt 2-6-4T replaced it, it was still a great day though, we parked in Norden, we got the train to swanage, went in a...More

Thank Jackson M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although my partner and I live locally we’ve never been on the Swanage railway, so we thought it was about time we had a day trip. We parked at the Norden station carpark where you can park all day for £3.50 and either pay on...More

Thank Rabbit R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well presented and run by friendly and helpful staff/volunteers who add to the wonderful experience. Inexpensive for a day out and an easy way to visit Corfe Castle without the hassle of driving and parking. Lovely to see the old timers ( locos) in action.

Thank john n
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely railway and so well looked after, the place is clean and tidy and the staff are very helpful. The steam train was on time and being one of the last trains of the day, was still clean. Good work..

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 3 days ago

We used the railway as an easy way to get to Corfe Castle without the hassle of parking. There was a friendly welcome at the Swanage booking office. Get there in plenty of time so you can explore the station before your train ride. On...More

Thank Rob T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Us and our 2 dogs had an all day ticket £30 and had a great day out.This normal a normal sized steam train and lovely views on way to Swanage. We didtn need to book in advance as plenty of trains running. We went to...More

Thank claire s
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Swanage railway runs from Swanage (which is a lovely seaside town) to Norden. The main visitor attraction is Corfe Castle. The trains and stations are well kept and the staff friendly and knowledgable. Onthe day we went there were some issues due top a...More

Thank Syman145
Reviewed 6 days ago

With the amount of customers it's amazing how the Engineers keep these old Locomotive's running year after year, some of the Steam engines are quite large, they still run to Corfe Castle where you spend time in the Castle or in the Lovely town, great...More

Thank RonGLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train to go to Corfe, and my son loved it so much. He is really into Thomas and he was so excited to see a real steam engine.

Thank jessica g
Reviewed 1 week ago

But really did not think much to it sat on this train for 1 hour and 25 minutes round trip and spent most of the time stationary waiting for the other train to pass both ways and it was so hot.

Thank PlymouthAngela
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Lorraine J
August 12, 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
It is a short walk of approximatey 200 meters some of which is up a medium gradient. Drop the person off by the "cob building" park the car in the car park (150 meters approx) and then rejoin them fir the 200 meter walk to... More
Katre A
June 2, 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
The journey from Swanage to Corfe Castle is 22 minutes approx. each way. Corfe Castle (the Castle itself ) is a National Trust owned property see their website for details.There is an admission charge though entry is free to... More
Sarah M
May 17, 2018|
Response from David R | Property representative |
Yes your Mum can stay on the train for the entire round trip. There is no need to get off at Norden (the Northern Terminus). Regards David