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 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 daily from April to October as well as most weekends throughout the year. In addition we run special galas and themed events.
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Bronze) 2013
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
- South West Tourism Jurassic Coast Quality Business Scheme - 2012 2012
- Regional and Miscellaneous Dorset Tourism Awards 2014 Bronze 2014
|Opening Times and dates vary - please see timetable or call for details. (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015)|
|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.
Workshop and shop housed in a Listed building of special architectural and historic interest...0.12 miles away
Beach huts are let on a daily or weekly basis. They are a popular feature and are provided with a...0.12 miles away
The sandy beach is one of the main attractions of the town. The waters are clean, and the beach has...0.18 miles away
The Museum and Heritage Centre is situated in the Old Market Building (built in the 1890's) on...0.21 miles away
Durlston Country Park, National Nature Reserve and Castle, situated 1 mile from Swanage in Dorset,...1.06 miles away
Old Harry Rocks are two chalk sea stacks located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in...2.7 miles away
Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles from South Haven Point to the chalk cliffs of...2.81 miles away
Come and visit us to see what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction...4.7 miles away
A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can't fail to be captivated by these romantic...4.84 miles away
The perfect day’s adventure, this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like...5.46 miles away
Our Church Knowle Animal Sanctuary and Visitor Centre is free to visit between 10am and 4pm. Come...5.92 miles away
A unique attraction in the Isle of Purbeck.
A chance to escape the outside world and enjoy walks...6.5 miles away
Arne is celebrated for its lowland heathland, which is rare in Europe, and its wildlife including...6.51 miles away
Kimmeridge Bay lies within the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and boasts the best rockpooling and...7.57 miles away
Whether you want to see a show, be educated at a conference, attend an exhibition, enjoy some art...8.21 miles away
The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom is Bournemouth's venue for year round entertainment. Built in the...8.31 miles away