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Swanage Railway, Swanage

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Mass Transportation System · Scenic Railroad
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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  • Visited here on 19th May. Yet again the railway was exceptional. Staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. COVID measures were fine and didnt impact on the experience at all. My wife and i visit...  more »
  • We booked online, choosing our seats was very easy then parked at Norwood where there was plenty of parking and toilet facilities. I would download the Just Park app before you go to make it easier...  more »
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