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Swanage Railway

11.5 mile round trip between Swanage and Norden through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck passing the ruins of Corfe Castle. Steam locomotives haul most trains, with park & ride facilities available at Norden.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Swanage Railway Trust


Station House Swanage Dorset BH19 1HB

  • 01929 425 800
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Open days

Daily 16-24 Feb. Sat-Sun 2-17 Mar. Daily 23 Mar-13 Oct. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun 15-24 Oct. Daily 26 Oct-3 Nov. Sat-Sun Nov, Santa in Dec. Daily 26-31 Dec.


By Bus: 40, 50

By Rail: Wareham / 4 miles

The award-winning standard gauge preserved steam railway is located in Dorset with easy access from neighbouring Hampshire and the South of England. Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle, travelling down to the blue flag beach at Swanage.

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