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Swanage Railway

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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
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I did nt expect the mayor and dancing girls to be on the platform, at Swanage, when i arrived on the 12. o'clock special from nearby Corfe castle(15,return)but there was no WHOA,factor,and to have the knowledge that you were going to have to trudge around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the steam railway from Swanage to Corfe Castle. The journey is 20 mins, plenty for young children. We then had a wander around Corfe and was a great way to spend a couple of hours. All the volunteers at the railway were super...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laura r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Transports you right back to the olden days, the charming old steam train carrys you from the lovely little sea side town of Swanage through the rural countryside of Dorset and over to the medieval village of Corfe Castle complete with the magical ruin atop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Abbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely look at this last week and I have to say it's the most beautiful thing when it's on the sunshine. Lovely your and felt like a star

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was great to be out on swanage train taking in the scenery.were looking forward to when the flying Scotsman arrives :-)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank _b_u_b_b_l_y_6_7_9_8
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Disabled parking in the carp park right by the station. Down side even the disabled have to pay.Easy to get on the station. Pity when I wen the Pullman car was being serviced. We had a train of MK1 BR coaches. Well turned out and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dtinuk
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Staff were very welcoming and friendly- I love steam trains so this was a must do for me! £15 each per adult return to Corfe Castle - well worth a visit brilliant engines there is a small museum on site ( we didn’t have time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sharyanne
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We went on a cold cloudy January day - caught the train at Swanage - main beach car park was about 5 minute walk away - lots of room on the train - we went up to Norden to watch the engine turn around then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JC1064
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Fantastic time on the train to see Santa great day with the grandchildren 10out of 10 Fun at the station before leaving mince pies and balloon shape making and Santa with nice gifts

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blumariin
Reviewed January 3, 2019

A must if you are in the area, definitely one for the boys (including us grown ups) Great fun flagging down a steam train at Herston Halt and jumping off at Swanage and Corfe for a full round trip

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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