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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 today

We boarded the Flying Scotsman steam train at Swanage, as it was there for 5 days as an event. We travelled to Corfe Castle where we were able to get out and explore the train it's self. We then re-boarded and headed back to Swanage....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed today via mobile

After the long awaited arrival of the Flying Scotsman at The Swanage Railway, we had the opportunity to ride on the Flying Scotsman in the Devon Belle Pullman’s Carriage. A magical day from arrival at Swanage as though stepping back in time to the hay...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on the Flying Scotsman yesterday in the Pulman carriage. Absolutely amazing experience. Incredibly attentive staff. Fantastic food. Pure luxury. Wished it went all the way to Scotland. Worth every penny and more.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Alyson M
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing experience we had today on the Pullman carriage being treated like royalty! Still can't believe we were pulled along by the flying Scotsman and she was only a matter of feet away from our comfy seats. Thank you to all the staff...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DorsetScotsman
Reviewed 2 days ago

went to Swanage railway today and were booked for Flying Scotsman. We missed our feeder train into Swanage due to roadworks and diversions. The staff were brilliant and many thanks to the lovely Martin, were able to get seats on the next journey. What a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank carolgale
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Truly authentic experience, rolling tirelessly through the countryside to Corfe Castle. And your ticket allows 10% of your food at the Greyhound in the town. Wonderful!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IainK_12
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wallked to Corfe Castle from Swanage then got the train back was really good fun only took about 20 mins, ( not cheap though )

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely recreating the age of steam on this short trip from Swanage to Corfe Castle. Friendly staff. Excellant

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a morning at the railway, and on the train. Price compares with other similar set ups. However ticket price only allows for one return trip, rather than travel throughout the day. Staff all very polite, friendly and welcoming. You can use the train to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JamesHenry1836
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a rail enthusiast I was priviledged to attend a special day with the railway and found the staff good and the presentation of their stations and infrastructure superb Everything so well maintained. A great line to travel on - A nice seaside line especially...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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