Featured Attraction

Swanage Railway

With its award-winning standard gauge preserved steam railway, Swanage Railway is one of the top attractions in the Isle of Purbeck, as well providing an invaluable means of transport for the local community.

The railway’s heritage steam and diesel train service offers an unrivalled way to experience the beautiful Dorset countryside on a six mile journey between Swanage and Norden Park & Ride Station and attracts both train enthusiasts and families.

Families can soak up the old fashioned atmosphere of Southern Railway while enjoying a trip to the south coast resort of Swanage and its award-winning sandy beach. Train enthusiasts, on the other hand, can have the thrill of driving a real steam engine on one of Swanage Railway’s Driving Experience courses.

There’s plenty going on throughout the year at Swanage Railway including Steam and Diesel Galas, Family Fun Events, regular Evening Dining and Sunday Lunch services, as well as immensely popular themed events such as the Santa Special trains, which run up until Christmas.

Visit the Swanage Railway website for more information about this superb historic attraction and details of forthcoming events.