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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Total joy!

Can not recommend this highly enough - real attention to detail with cases left on trolleys on the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boffincat999
Diesel and Steam

Did diesel to the castle and Steam back to Swanage. I have never been on a train like this but my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen W
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Orangeville, Canada
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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” (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

Can not recommend this highly enough - real attention to detail with cases left on trolleys on the platform as if the porter has just popped out for two minutes! Lovely old adverts on the station walls and staff really friendly and welcoming. Lovely trip...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Did diesel to the castle and Steam back to Swanage. I have never been on a train like this but my dad has talked about them a lot growing up. It was a lot of fun stepping back in time.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A trip down memory lane for those who remember steam trains, or a new experience for those who don't! This short trip is through lovely countryside and ends in the nice destination of Corfe. It is only a matter of minutes walk to the centre...More

Thank Barry S
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David R, Director of Sales at Swanage Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

For the benefit of the readers of this review. The service level (frequency of trains) varies according to the time of year. In the low season it is every 80 minutes and in the shoulder and high seasons it is every 40 minutes. The Swanage...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled between Swanage and Corfe Castle. Beautiful station at Swanage which delvers you right to the heart of the Town and sea front. Corfe Castle, one of the most visually pleasing castles I think, beautiful. A great ride back in time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another awesome event organised by the railway! The loco selection was good, the beer festival at Corfe was excellent and the nice addition of the Swanage Beer Table was excellent to visit whilst changing trains. A great weekend one again!

Thank MrChester
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the steam train from Corfe Castle to Swanage and back - and what a pleasure it was. We saw the steam train arrive from the bridge that you cross to get to the right side of the station at Corfe Castle,...More

Thank itstheflyingdutchman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swanage Railway is a heritage line that normally focuses on steam. However when it holds a diesel gala it pulls out all the stops. It not only uses its own locomotives but has a number of visiting locos from other heritage railways as well...More

Thank Graham R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and quality traction. A lot of work has been done to restore the stations and the view of Corfe Castle from the station at Corfe is breath-taking!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing day out - highly recommended. My husband's driver experience was with Steve who was amazing. This was a fantastic experience. We spent the rest of the day travelling up and down the railway, pulled by various locos, much to the delight of my husband....More

Thank mendip1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a good view of the train go up and the bridge near the co op. You see the train coming up and watch all the steam. A very clean train station and very old fashion which brings back remembers of being a...More

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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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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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