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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Enjoyable

Have been to many steam railways in uk and was keen to try this one. From stepping into the... read more

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Karen G
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
A trip back in time

I decided to travel to Norden (the end of the line) and call in at Corfe Castle on the way back. A... read more

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The_Magpie_on_Tour
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Stafford, 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!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“park and ride” (75 reviews)
“steam engine” (70 reviews)
“norden station” (37 reviews)
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Reviewed today

Have been to many steam railways in uk and was keen to try this one. From stepping into the booking hall, you were made to feel welcome. Staff very informative and helpful. Train arrived on time and was very clean inside. Coming back from swanage...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed today

I decided to travel to Norden (the end of the line) and call in at Corfe Castle on the way back. A very good trip with great scenery, an interesting museum at Corfe Castle and helpful/friendly staff. There are plans afoot to extend to Wareham...More

Thank The_Magpie_on_Tour
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great day out to corfe castle on board the diesel and steam train, like stepping back in time this little railway.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything is well maintained and everyone involved was friendly and helpful. Lots to see along the scenic route and the attractive stations. And of course, the steam locos are the stars!

Thank Judi W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing reminds me more of my childhood than spending time on a beach. The Swanage Railway allows the journey there to be as good as the experience itself. We caught the early steam train to Swanage and enjoyed the gentle rumble through the most stunning...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been on the Wessex Belle several times and we love the whole experience after all two trips to Corfe Castle and back with the fantastic en-route scenery plus a four course meal all for less than £50 each, and all on a steam...More

Thank padre b
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit pricey but worth it for the kids! Check the timetable and all is very clear. Staff were super friendly and very helpful.

Thank Charlie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed all evening trip on heritage railway being served lovely food and drink by lovely friendly people, with the Purbeck country side drifting by. What more could you ask for . Thank you for a really special evening

Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

got to love a steam train, fantastic place for any enthusiast, museum and plenty of people around to answer your question

Thank Freddiefreddie503904
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did Norden to Swanage on very impressive steam engine, the staff are all very helpful and friendly. had photo taken on the foot plate of the engine. returned journey back to Norden stopping off at Corfe Castle on a diesel train had a look around...More

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Katre A
2 June 2018|
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Response from KarlSurreyUK | Reviewed this property |
You can take the train to Corfe and back. Watch out for the last train though.
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Sarah M
17 May 2018|
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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
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Sarah M
17 May 2018|
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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
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