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Corfe Castle

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From our picturesque station ideally located for the village you can catch the Swanage Railway trains to Harman's Cross and Swanage, as well as trains heading north to the Park & Ride facility and mining museum at Norden.

No visit to Swanage Railway is complete without a trip to Corfe Castle station. The station building dates from the opening of the line in 1885, but following closure and narrowly avoiding demolition in the 1970’s has been painstakingly restored by our hard working team. You can see the station live on the webcamera below, which is mounted on our working signalbox facing north towards the castle...

Step back in time as you open the door and enter our station, complete with wooden floors, coal fires and Ladies Waiting Room, listen to the birds and ting-ting of signal bells coming from our heritage signalbox before the train steams into view.

Our friendly Porters will happily help with travel information and show you around, find out more about the history of the railway and the 30 year battle to save and rebuild the branch in the exhibition, sit back and watch archive films in our Cinema coach, complete with flap-down seating! The Goods Shed has been restored to display period signs and memorabilia linked to the long history of railways in Purbeck and Dorset. You can even see inside the original Station Master’s lounge restored to the 1950's, complete with old radio and newspapers.

Whether discovering the history of the railway and the extraordinary battle to save and then rebuild every single panel of track, stepping back in time to a bygone era, catching a photograph of the iconic castle and steam trains, exploring the lovely village, enjoying a walk or cycle ride through Purbeck or just sitting back and enjoying the view and weather, Corfe Castle station should be on your itinerary when visiting Swanage Railway.