Located a short drive from Wareham, the Swanage Railway is the perfect place to enjoy a great family day out on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The heritage railway tourism attraction operates full-size steam and diesel passenger trains along the five and a half miles of line from Norden to Corfe Castle and down to the traditional seaside town of Swanage.
The line has stations at Corfe Castle and Harman’s Cross as well as a halt at Herston, on the outskirts of Swanage. Plus there is a new trial link from Wareham Station this year. Read more details on the Visit Purbeck post ‘Wareham to Swanage Railway Heritage Link Has Arrived ‘. There are refreshment buffets at Norden and Swanage stations with picnic tables at most of the stations so you can soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a picnic.
Our station shop at Swanage is well stocked with souvenirs, railway books and DVDs, a large selection of items for model railways as well as clothing, railway prints and gifts for all ages.
If you are looking for something special, you can book on one of our dining trains or attend one of our special events – see below for upcoming events.
Whether you are a railway enthusiast, looking for something to do with the family or planning a visit to the beach, the Swanage Railway will provide interest and enjoyment for all.
Norden at Purbeck Park is the closest station to Wareham with ample parking. Or you can catch the bus – Purbeck Breezer no. 40 from Wareham.