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The Swanage Railway

Located in the Isle of Purbeck, the rebuilt Swanage Railway is the perfect place to enjoy a great family day out on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

The heritage railway attraction operates full-size steam and diesel passenger trains along the five and a half miles of line from Norden to Corfe Castle and down to the Victorian seaside town of Swanage.

The line has stations at Corfe Castle and Harman’s Cross as well as a halt at Herston, on the outskirts of Swanage. There are refreshment buffets at Norden and Swanage stations with picnic tables at most of the stations so you can soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a picnic.

Our station shop at Swanage is well stocked with souvenirs, railway books and DVDs, a large selection of items for model railways as well as clothing, railway prints and gifts for all ages.

If you are looking for something special, you can book on one of our cream tea trains or attend one of our special events such as a footplate experience on a steam locomotive or railway photography day.

Whether you are a railway enthusiast, looking for something to do with the family, or planning a visit to the beach, the Swanage Railway will provide interest and enjoyment for all.

There is convenient parking at Purbeck Park, next to Norden station, and a five minute walk from Victoria Avenue (Main Beach) car park to Swanage station.

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