Donations appeal launched to provide financial support for Swanage Railway.
What’s better than a leisurely trip behind an historic steam engine through an area of natural beauty.
The six mile 30 minute ride takes passengers through the beautiful Purbeck countryside including stunning views of the ruins of Corfe Castle.
The stations at Norden, Corfe Castle, Harmans Cross, Herston and Swanage provide access to historic villages, country walks and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, whilst providing a valuable transport service for the local community.
The easiest way to travel is with our “Freedom of the Line”. Freedom of the Line Tickets offer unlimited travel between Swanage and Wareham. Up to date prices avaiaible online.
Look out for special events such as Peppa Pig or “Santa Specials” or treat yourself to an evening meal, lunch or afternoon tea on the “Wessex Belle”. Christmas is such a lovely time of year at Swanange Railway. Bookings are now being taken for the Santa Express and Christmas Belle trips. Visit the website for further information.
Combine your day out on the Swanage Railway with a visit to the pretty Model Village in Corfe Castle.
The model village is open daily from 12th April. PLEASE NOTE: TRAVEL FROM SWANAGE TO VISIT THE CORFE CASTLE MODEL VILLAGE. Combined train and model village entry. Adults £20.20. Children (5-15) £11.50.Family (2 +3) £58.50. Under 5s Free.
Record-breaking ‘Flying Scotsman’ – the most famous steam locomotive in the world visited Swanage Railway in March 2019 and was reunited with a rare Pullman observation carriage for the first time in almost 50 years.
Flying Scotsman' last visited the Swanage Railway in 1994 – when it only hauled trains to Harman's Cross – so it's very exciting that No. 60103 hauled trains all the way to Corfe Castle and Norden, during the 2019 visit to Swanage.
Visit the website for further information.
Please visit the website for more information on fares and timetables
|Train times vary throughout the year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Jan 2025)
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
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- Graham RHoniton, United KingdomWinter WarmthSaturday, 6th January 2024The "Winter Warm Up" was well worth attending. There was a selection of steam and diesel locomotives hauling passengers and freight. The main beach carpark is about 250 yards from the station and... Read full review
- Clare NTiverton, United KingdomLovely to ride on a steam trainSunday, 18th February 2024Very busy day on the train as it was offering a special deal if you were local ,we were not , there were lots of children as it was half term as well. We managed to get a seat and went to Corfe... Read full review
- Rory561Windsor, United KingdomEnjoyable dayMonday, 19th February 2024We had a really nice afternoon taking the steam train, got off at two of the stops. There were lots of volunteers and information displays, to enable us t9 learn the history of the railway and about... Read full review
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021