Whatever the weather, take a journey back in time and enjoyable day of excitement and nostalgia at the award winning Swanage Railway.
Sit back and relax during a leisurely trip behind one of our historic steam locomotives.
The 12 mile Swanage Railway return trip takes you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and includes stunning views of the iconic remains of William the Conqueror's Corfe Castle.
As you travel down to Swanage you can appreciate the rich history of the area, its abundant wildlife and fascinating geology as well as the influence the region had on famous authors such as Enid Blyton and Thomas Hardy.
Steam trains run most weekends throughout the year and daily from April to October.
In addition we run special galas and themed events.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult Return||£11.50 per ticket|
|Child Return||£7.00 per ticket|
|Family Return (2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children)||£32.00 per ticket|
|Under 3's travel free||Free|
Ticket prices vary according to journey and time of day - Visit: www.swanagerailway.co.uk.
"Freedom of the Line" are return tickets but also allow passengers to use them for multiple trips on the day of issue.
If you live within the Purbeck District Council area, you are entitled to 50% off all fares on regularly scheduled services with the Residents Discount Card. These exclude Santa Specials, Dining Trains and most Special Events.
If you are aged 60 or over, you are entitled to 25% off all fares on regularly scheduled services with the Swanage Railway Senior Saver Card. Exclusions are The Wessex Belle, Yellow Timetable trains during July and August and certain Special Events.
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Bronze) 2013
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- South West Tourism Jurassic Coast Quality Business Scheme - 2012 2012
- Regional and Miscellaneous Dorset Tourism Awards 2014 Bronze 2014
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