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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Wonderful trip

We just travelled for 20 minutes from Swanage to Corfe Castle but had a wonderful experience... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anonKingston
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Kingston upon Thames
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A complete let down at Christmas

I took my partner, my mother and my grandmother for a Christmas treat to have a Christmas roast and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
StephLondonSW
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Greater London, 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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“park and ride” (70 reviews)
“steam engine” (67 reviews)
“buffet car” (52 reviews)
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just travelled for 20 minutes from Swanage to Corfe Castle but had a wonderful experience. Everyone we encountered was friendly and enthusiastic about the railway. All lovingly restored and the opportunity to sample the experience of a bygone era.

Thank anonKingston
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my partner, my mother and my grandmother for a Christmas treat to have a Christmas roast and ride on the steam railway. It looked pretty on the platform with the lights but we were disappointed to find when we boarded the train there...More

Thank StephLondonSW
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to visit Swanage and Corfe Castle, so decided to do a return train journey from Swanage. We parked the car in a car park that was within a short walk of Swanage station and whilst waiting for the train, had something to eat...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a child I visited Swanage many times and went on the railway to Corfe Castle. We came down as a family and took a 7 year old on the train as a day trip. The train was excellent with the conductors dressed up making...More

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such fun and the meal was so much better than I was expecting! We enjoyed a few drinks and some jolly company with other passengers. The staff were brilliant too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a photographer what is better than a steam engine getting up steam and leaving the station? You get taken back in time on the station, the buffet car cafe, or better still a ride through Dorset countryside.

Thank tallstu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable way to travel, to see the lovely views and indulge in some nostalgia. I had a very good time.

Thank BernardTheBadger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very well established railway take a trip tp corfe and spend some time at the model village before returning back or take the late evening train in summer on a sunday and have dinner on board well worth the visit

Thank raymond n
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This heritage railway uses excellent steam locomotives to pull reasonably comfortable carriages from Swanage to Corfe Castle, with special trips sometimes to link up with the Waterloo to Weymouth main line at Wareham. For passengers coming from the north of the Isle of Purbeck there...More

Thank Rogerandout2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately the steam train was broken when we were in Swanage in September, so had to make do with the diesel up to Corfe Castle and back instead. It was still an enjoyable and interesting trip.

Thank cngj
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Wendy D
21 February 2018|
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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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davidgalvin397
3 January 2017|
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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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