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Swanage Railway

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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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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Disabled parking in the carp park right by the station. Down side even the disabled have to pay.Easy to get on the station. Pity when I wen the Pullman car was being serviced. We had a train of MK1 BR coaches. Well turned out and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dtinuk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staff were very welcoming and friendly- I love steam trains so this was a must do for me! £15 each per adult return to Corfe Castle - well worth a visit brilliant engines there is a small museum on site ( we didn’t have time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sharyanne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cold cloudy January day - caught the train at Swanage - main beach car park was about 5 minute walk away - lots of room on the train - we went up to Norden to watch the engine turn around then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JC1064
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic time on the train to see Santa great day with the grandchildren 10out of 10 Fun at the station before leaving mince pies and balloon shape making and Santa with nice gifts

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blumariin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must if you are in the area, definitely one for the boys (including us grown ups) Great fun flagging down a steam train at Herston Halt and jumping off at Swanage and Corfe for a full round trip

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rugger_rats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit at least once a year but this was the first time I had actually travelled on a train rather than waved others off! It's a lovely ride from Swanage to Corfe Castle and of course plenty to see and do either end. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LyndaCulley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn’t been down here for years and going on the steam train was a must as it didn’t disappoint. Staff all really friendly and even the teenage kids enjoyed it. Highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JCWT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very lucky to be down in swanage when the locomotive steam gala was on. I think the train station is amazing any way but then having more fantastic trains you just wouldn't see day to day was amazing. The smell the noise was brilliant....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank samandpaul2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my father-in -laws birthday we booked a Lunch on Swanage Railways Dorsetman Luncheon train. Its a special run at various times of the year. You board at 1pm and ride up and down the line from Swanage to Norden twice whilst being served an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable day going to Corfe Castle on the train. The family ticket was excellent value and the children loved the adventure

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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