Swanage Railway, Swanage

4.7
#1 of 324 in Transportation in United Kingdom
Ride through 9.7 km (6 mi) of the scenic Purbeck District aboard one of England's finest heritage railways. Swanage Railway runs between Norden and the beach town of Swanage, passing historic villages, the ruins of Corfe Castle, and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site along the way. Steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, and diesel multiple units (without a locomotive) make the trip, but try to find a steam-powered train on the schedule for a more nostalgic journey. Catch one of the dining trains to enjoy lunch, a fine dinner, or tea during your ride. You can even commandeer a train through one of the railway's driving experience courses, though these take place only a few days out of the year. Use our Swanage online day trip planner to arrange your visit to Swanage Railway and other attractions in Swanage.
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  • The railway is open again but has restrictions in terms of capacity and so I booked my tickets in advance, only to find out that I had accidentally booked my tickets for the previous week! The staff....  more »
  • Lovely steam railway working fantastically well under huge restrictions. Staff really helpful and dogs allowed which is a huge bonus.  more »

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