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Address: Station Rd, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 425800
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The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the...

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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Santa Special

Booked the Santa special for my 2 boys & us & I must say what a fantastic time we all had. It was all very well organised & there was a man making balloon characters on the train... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked the Santa special for my 2 boys & us & I must say what a fantastic time we all had. It was all very well organised & there was a man making balloon characters on the train for a small fee. The visit from Father Christmas was really good & the presents were of good value in my opinion.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come to Swanage every year for the Santa Train. There were 11 adults and 5 young children this year. Every single year it is brilliant! The children love seeing Santa, the gifts they get are brilliant and age appropriate. The adults love the sherry and mince pie! The journey, train, and staff (most of who are volunteers) never let... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely trip through the countryside and great Christmas Dinner on board The Dorset man steam train. The train was decorated nicely and as ever the staff were really friendly and efficient. It's no mean feat to get a large number of dinners out on time and hot! Thoroughly recommended!!. One personal gripe that is nothing to do with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were so lovely and the train and carriage was decorated for Christmas. Table was laid nicely and the food was nice enough. Prawn cocktail was nice as was the pate. Turkey was nice too. Followed by Christmas pud and coffee and a mint. The food was nice enough and we all really enjoyed the trip. Thank you to... More 

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always pop in to the station here, just to see the steam trains coming in or out. The ride itself is also a good thing to do

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This must be the best park and ride trip anywhere! Especially as you get to go by an old fashioned steam train. We love a steam journey, so we chose to travel into Swanage this way - just to make it a fun excursion. The view along the way is wonderful, as you can see the majestic Corfe castle standing... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lovely travelling on this railway. Our most recent journey was on a wet, cool day, so it was a delight to warm oneself by a real fire in the waiting room at core Castle.

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Basingstoke UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Splendid lunch on the Steam hauled Dorsetman. First class dining with champagne and plenty of good food. The setting was excellent, gently puffing along the line past Corfe Castle and back to Swanage - twice. Champagne and wine at sensible prices. My wife and I had a table for two, across the isle was a table of three also celebrating... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from swanage to corfe castle. Only a 20 minute ride but so nostalgic and lovely. Staff very friendly. There is a disused carriage at the station which has been turned into a tea rooms too.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just about to leave Swanage after spending a couple of days unwinding, when we decided to have a ride on the steam train. On asking one of the very friendly staff members about the trip, we boarded our train. Lovely journey and when we arrived at the change around,the same gentleman softly said that i might be able... More 

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