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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure Including the Jurassic Coast from Poole
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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” (68 reviews)
“steam engine” (61 reviews)
“buffet car” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed yesterday

I travel on many heritage railways year on year, more recently with my wife and young family - mainly because of my interest in railways. What made a refreshing difference to this railway was that it wasn't crammed with sidings and stations full of junk...More

Thank aquizen76
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful evening travelling up the line to Corfe Castle enjoying a lovely meal. My only complaint was that dome people didn't adhere to the dress code but the food, service and experience was amazing

Thank _sarah_markley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Simple, no fuss trip to Swanage for lunch and a stop-off at Corfe Castle on the way back. Steam Train bust - so had a diesel instead - that's life init 😀

Thank Keith K
Reviewed yesterday

I think its marvelous the work that goes into preserving this railway, its engines and carriages. We had a lovely trip to Corfe Castle and back. Polite staff, wonderful clean carriages with not a single foot up on any of the seats!!! Oh bring back...More

Thank babydriver66
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately the day we called there were no steam engines to pull the train, they were all out of service due to problems. Ring before you go if you want to be pulled by a steam engine.More

1  Thank Hazel H
David R, Director of Sales at Swanage Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Hazel. Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the disappointment that steam hauled services were not operating on the day of your visit. Unfortunately last weekend both the "in service" and "back up" steam locomotives failed with mechanical faults....More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last day of our holiday and we'd saved the railway trip 'til last. We travelled to Norden and paid to park which is a bit much when other railway station car parks are free. When we got to the ticket office there was a small...More

Thank Dizzygirl G
David R, Director of Sales at Swanage Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Dizzygirl G Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the disappointment that steam hauled services were not operating on the day of your visit. Unfortunately last weekend both the "in service" and "back up" steam locomotives failed with mechanical...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked table for two on the Wessex Belle evening meal train. You choose what eat from a menu when you book, no problem as choice was reasonable. Food and service was first class could not fault. .

Thank 748Atraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved riding the steam trains on this special weekend...we were able to go into Swanage from Harmans Cross on a Saturday evening, have a lovely meal and a few drinks and catch the last train back to the caravan club site what a fab...More

Thank Jeni M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked from Swanage along Ballard Down and Nine Barrow Down, to Corfe Castle where we had a cream tea in the Castle cafe. From there we caught the steam train back to Swanage. I can't think of a better outing.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 5 days ago

When we went to Swanage we went for a coffee at the Railway Station. There is an old railway carriage at the entrance which is done out as a cafe. Seating inside and out. Really nice coffee at a cheap price. Snacks also sold.

Thank Val W
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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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davidgalvin397
3 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
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Denise M
11 June 2016|
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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
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