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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Had a lovely trip in the observation car, behind a steam engine. The spring countryside looked very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
677Maurice_P
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Superb

We arrived at the quaint station to wait for the train to go to Corfe Castle. It was amazing as the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie Patricia B
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Cala D`Or
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“park and ride” (73 reviews)
“steam engine” (67 reviews)
“buffet car” (51 reviews)
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a lovely trip in the observation car, behind a steam engine. The spring countryside looked very pretty and the banks were lined with thousands of primroses. Stopped off at Corfe Castle, and had a walk around the village. All railway staff were friendly &...More

Thank 677Maurice_P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the quaint station to wait for the train to go to Corfe Castle. It was amazing as the steam train arrived bellowing smoke The staff were great, very cheerful We sat in the viewing carriage right behind the engine Spectacular views of...More

Thank Julie Patricia B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Used the steam train to get to Corfe Castle. It's great to support the volunteers who look after this line and a lovely way to travel this short distance. Great shops in the stations and an interesting museum at Corfe Castle station. Recommended.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A trip into the past by steam train. Great for all ages. Exciting for the children hearing the toot of the whistle - sometimes very loud - the steam from the engine and lots of questions about how it used to be. A lovely trip...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tickets for the Swanage - Corfe railway are quite pricey, but if you have a young boy or an old man in your group it’s worth it - they’ll love it. We took the train to Corfe, and stopped in the village for some...More

Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the Swanage Railway and booked a return trip to Norden including Corfu Castle. Great photo opportunities especially the iconic shot from Corfu Castle station towards the castle. Pay a visit to the castle, it's well worth the visit. The tea shop is worthwhile as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our grandson out for the day, we all enjoyed it immensely, we were treated very well by all the staff and the whole experience was relaxed and friendly.

1  Thank NannyG1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There wasn’t a category that fits my visit. All family and all adults. This wasn’t my first visit, more like my tenth! I love Swanage the town all its querkee back streets and shops, really quite unique. The railway...totally in awe of what has been...More

1  Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught the train from Norden to Swanage, the scenery is amazing especially as you approach Corfe Castle from either direction. A lovely afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from Corfe castle to swanage return and the kids loved it. Beautiful scenery and all staff encountered were polite, friendly and really wanted to be there. They were informative ad knowledgable and fantastic with the kids. Would come back in a shirt.

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peacelover1960
4 April 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi The choice is yours. You can book in advance on line and pick up the tickets from the boking office at the start of your first journey or you can book and pay on the day. We don't "sell out" as such so don't worry about... More
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Wendy D
21 February 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Dear Wendy. Thank you for your email. I am sorry but there is no public service on Friday 23rd February 2018. We run at weekends until the start of the daily running season Friday 30th March 2018. A timetable can be found on... More
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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.
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