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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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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!
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely place to visit and take a ride on the old steam trains, very friendly staff, and a great day out.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love this place, a push and pull line to Corfe Castle, and a ride behind a steam locomotive in a vintage carriage..

Thank marktull
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner had a lovely trip on the steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle. Looking forward to bringing the kids back for a second trip in October!

Thank BeeBoardman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Swanage not intending to go on the railway, glad we did however. We just happened to be in the area as the train pulled in to the station and thought why not? From the excited expectation of the other travellers standing waiting on the...More

Thank philh67
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got the bus from our caravan site near Upton Poole and opted to get off at Corfe castle on the way. Corfe is a beautiful little village and complimented by the finely restored railway station in a.. Opting for the steam train with dog...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 6 days ago

we travelled from the Norden station to Swanage on a Steam and Diesel pulled train. the carriages are old stock but have been nicely renovated and are quite comfortable enough for the short journey of around 25 minutes. It is now possible to travel to...More

Thank krakatoa56
Reviewed 6 days ago

Last week Swanage Railway began running a scheduled service through to Wareham to connect with the main line, bringing back a regular service after a gap of 45 years since the line was closed in 1972. The journey from Wareham to Corfe Castle runs through...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we visited the station there was an old steam locomotive at the station taking people on a short trip. Looked so good would have loved to joined them but didn't have time.

Thank Geoffrey A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle bought a dual ticket to the miniature village as well.The journey itself is only about 5 miles or so but the trains ran on time to the minute and were very clean.Everyone seemed to enjoy the...More

Thank kathy g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent day out while on holiday in Weymouth. travelled to Wareham by train from Weymouth. Caught the Swanage rail train to Corfe, Spent and hour or so in this lovely village, than hop on a steam train to Swanage. travelled back to Wareham for the...More

Thank Richard H
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Are dogs allowed on the train
2 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
Denise M
Is it far from Bournemouth to get to train station
10 June 2016|
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
My plan is to catch the train at Norden to Swanage and return stopping off at Corfe before catching next train to Norden. Can this be done on a return ticket or do I have to buy a Freedom ticket.
2 May 2016|
Response from David R |
Yes you can break your journey on a standard return ticket. You do not have to purchase a Freedom of the Line ticket. Enjoy your journey on the Swanage Railway. Regards David