The South Sights

Swanage Railway

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

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Train enthusiasts love this largely volunteer-run railroad that makes 25-minute, 6-mile scenic trips, with steam (and some diesel) locomotives pulling vintage train carriages across the Isle of Purbeck—actually a peninsula. Trips begin from Norden in the center and go to the seaside town of Swanage via Corfe Castle. Small, pretty stations with 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

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Sight Details:

  • £2.50–£12.50
  • Late Mar.–Oct., school holidays, daily 10–5:20; Nov.–late Mar., weekends 10–4

Published 08/18/2015


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