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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
+44 1929 425800
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Trip on the steam train

Excellent trip. Got the chance to go a bit further up the line so the train could turn and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karin L
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Great trip out on a steam train

Enjoyed a great nostalgic trip through the countryside on steam train. Volunteers were excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1HB, England
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent trip. Got the chance to go a bit further up the line so the train could turn and gorgeous views of the castle.

Thank Karin L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a great nostalgic trip through the countryside on steam train. Volunteers were excellent, polite and helpful. Brought back memories from our childhood.

Thank ChrissieC95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my dad for a train driving experience on the swanage railway and while he was having fun we took a trip to Corfe castle and back with the pooch. Lovely staff happy to help and answer all the questions a nerd like me might...More

Thank Ema F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not used the train but have been in the railway carrige cafe a few times. We were here last year & I enjoyed nice Pasty & cup of Tea. Visited Oct this yr 2017 but pasty was the flaky pastry type I did`nt enjoy,...More

Thank KennethW829
David R, Director of Sales at Swanage Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Kenneth Thank you for your review. For the benefit of readers of this review the pasties and sausage rolls are in a glass hot cupboard on the counter at the servery. Customers are welcome to ask staff for additional information before any item is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice day out for the family, steam driven excitement for children of all ages. If you want time to explore Corfe Castle I suggest catching the earliest train, it will then allow time for lunch. Particularly commendable were the footplate crew who took an...More

Thank GibBob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been several times and the grandchildren and the adults had a cracking good time. Get off at Corfe and explore the ruins is a must. Especially good is the santa express at christmas if a bit pricey.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely sunny day, the country side whizzing by, smoke up your nostrils and a jolly good time had by the whole family, so recommended

Thank robert b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasure to ride the rails again. Swanage station is quite large with loos a cafeteria in a carriage and a shop. It is clean and functional and well staffed with helpers. There was quie a lot of engines and rolling stock parked in...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there as the train tour we were on ended up here. I was impressed with the station and the location as it is very near the sea front. The engines were kept to a high standard and the staff friendly.

Thank philipoggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch on the steam train was a birthday gift. The carriages takes you back in time to when people were proud of the railway. The food and service were top notch. Would definitely recommend to anyone regardless of whether they are a fan of...More

Thank Andrew J
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Questions & Answers
cindy b
18 July 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Yes children under 5 (called infants) may travel on the City Cruises boats which provide the sea element of the sea train adventure They travel free of charge.
3 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
11 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