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Swanage Railway

Swanage, Dorset

  • Swanage Railway
  • Swanage Railway
  • Swanage Railway
  • Swanage Railway

Station House, Swanage, BH19 1HB

Tel: 01929 425800

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What better than a leisurely trip behind an historic steam engine through an area of natural beauty. The six mile, 30 minute ride takes passengers through the beautiful Purbeck countryside including stunning views of the ruins of Corfe Castle.
Swanage Railway offers one of the most intensively operated heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. The stations at Norden, Corfe Castle, Harmans Cross, Herston and Swanage provide access to historic villages, country walks and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
Whilst you travel down to Swanage with its blue flag beach, Victorian pier, shops and restaurants you can appreciate the rich history of the area, abundant wildlife, fascinating geology and the influence the region had on authors such as Enid Blyton and Thomas Hardy. Why not take the opportunity to visit the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Exhibition now open at Norden Park & Ride. Take the opportunity to go down the mine - open 11am to 5pm Sat, Sun , Tues, Wed until end of Oct
Swanage station has a coach pick up/drop-off point adjacent to the station as well as a purpose built park and ride facility and coach drop- off/pick up point at Norden, just north of Corfe Castle.
opening times are from April to October

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