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The South Sights

Swanage Railway

  • Springfield Rd.
  • Swanage
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's Review

Largely volunteer-run, this railroad makes 25-minute scenic trips in vintage train carriages (steam and diesel engines) across the Isle of Purbeck—more a peninsula—from Norden in the center to the seaside town of Swanage via Corfe Castle. Small, pretty stations with details like flower baskets, painted signs, and water bowls for dogs add to the excursion's charm. Trains leave approximately every 80 minutes in low season, and every 40 minutes in high season.

Sight Information


Station House, Springfield Rd., Swanage, BH19 1HB, England



Sight Details:

  • £2.50–£11.50
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5:20; Nov.–Mar., weekends 10–4

Updated 05/28/2014


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