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Swanage Railway

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“park and ride”(78 reviews)
“steam engine”(74 reviews)
“lovely trip”(75 reviews)
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!
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed yesterday

The trip from Swanage to Corfe Castle tajes about 20 minuets. The railway is run mainly by volunteers who are very friendly and will to chat about their hobby

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thanks to the amazing group of enthusiasts this railways really captures a bygone era. You can imagine being in the 1950s with the costumes, steam engines and carriages. The stations are wonderfully preserved and staff happy, friendly and efficient, a great day out. Rie from...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parked at Norton- caught steam train to Swanage. Great station cafe, friendly train staff. My 2 year old loved it!

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's just one of those things you have to do if staying in the area and visiting Swanage. We had a return ticket from Corfe/More an costing £15.00 On the way back get off at Corfe castle and have afternoon tea in the castle tea...More

Thank dcmhes
Reviewed 3 days ago

the trains are either steam or diesel, and run only during day when we were there, we got it at Corfe to Swanage, The controllers are all dressed in traditional vintage uniforms which went really well with the old trains, carriages had some cabin compartments,...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant trip on the Railway, good value and great to see all the lovely country side. Also got lovely view of Corfe castle

Thank jennytillman
Reviewed 4 days ago

We bought return tickets at Nordsn to Swanage. On the days we traveled you could catch either a steam or diesel train, we choose steam. It’s a very lovely journey, especially when passing Corfe Castle. All the stations are immaculate, manned by enthusiasts. The carriages...More

Thank Jules L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just arrived home after lunch for four aboard the Dorsetman. Faultless experience and supported by superb staff who worked hard to make the day enjoyable. We thank you all for your work in providing a first class day.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although not a cheap trip on a train it was worth every penny. The whistle toot and steam to boot made is feel very special. Staff were extremely helpful and clearly loved their jobs.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did Swanage to Corfe Castle return. It was magic, Last time I was on this railway in 1969 I think it was all diesel, The attention to detail is impeccable. Swanage station gift shop has to be one of the best in the country....More

Thank Colin B
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Lorraine J
12 August 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
It is a short walk of approximatey 200 meters some of which is up a medium gradient. Drop the person off by the "cob building" park the car in the car park (150 meters approx) and then rejoin them fir the 200 meter walk to... More
Katre A
2 June 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
The journey from Swanage to Corfe Castle is 22 minutes approx. each way. Corfe Castle (the Castle itself ) is a National Trust owned property see their website for details.There is an admission charge though entry is free to... More
Sarah M
17 May 2018|
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