Swanage Railway (Dorset) Reviews
Description:The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the ... more
Swanage Railway (Dorset) ... beautiful Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle. The goals of the Swanage Railway Trust (the controlling body of the Swanage Railway) are to restore the rail link between Swanage and Wareham, re-establishing a daily service to connect with main line trains, and to create a comprehensive historical record of steam railways and steam technology in Southern England. This goal was brought a step closer on 3rd January 2002 when the remaining sections of track were laid at Norden. A special service operated on 8th September 2002 when the first through train from the main line at Wareham visited Swanage.
Newest Review: ... The tickets were £9 for an adult and £7 for children. The journey from Norden to Swanage is 6 miles and stops at Corfe, Harmans Cross and Herston Halt (by request only). I would recommend stopping off at Corfe to visit the castle (see seperate review) to enjoy the superb views of the Isle of Purbeck. All of the stations that you pass through are old fashoined and beautifully maintained. ... more
Customer Swanage Railway (Dorset) Reviews (3)
by - written on 06/06/09 (Very useful, 100 readings)
Whilst on holiday in east Dorset we wanted to visit Swanage and it was recommended that we use the park and ride from Norden, however this park and ride is not a bus service but a steam and deisel railway line, located between Poole and Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck. It is possible to book tickets in advance online. The tickets were £9 for an adult and £7 for children. The journey from Norden to Swanage is 6 miles and stops at Corfe, Harmans Cross and Herston Halt (by request only). I would recommend stopping off at Corfe to visit the castle (see seperate review) to enjoy the superb views of the Isle of Purbeck. All of the stations ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/04/09 (Very useful, 145 readings)
If you like trains you will obviously love this place. If you also love to lap up a bit of British heritage and wallow in its nostalgia, this is a must visit day out. I am not a train buff, so you must excuse my lack of terminology and straightforward, if perhaps naive, review. The Swanage Railway was set up by enthusiasts keen to preserve the local line after being chopped by the Beeching Axe. There are a number of ways you can enjoy the Swanage railway. You might wish to start at the historic Corfe Castle end, or at the seaside Swanage end. Obviously Corfe Castle and Swanage have their own merits, but I won't dwell on those. I will ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/12/06 (Very useful, 1252 readings)
On a recent trip to Dorset we had already decided before going that going to the Swanage Railway was one of the things that we'd do. It had been recommended by my Dads colleague and after looking it up it did look like an enjoyable day out. I'm not exactly a train enthusiast but I thought it would be a nice nostalgic day out and a trip down memory lane for my Gran. The line runs six miles from Norden to Swanage and passes the stunning Corfe Castle. The trains are steam run and having never been on a steam run train before I was looking forward to it. ***History of Swanage Railway*** Swanage Railway originally opened in 1885 and was operated by the ... Read the complete review
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