Swanage and the Steam Railway

Holiday Cottage - Steam Railway Swanage, Dorset

The Swanage Railway with easy car parking at Norden at the northern end, in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, and stations at Corfe Castle, Harman’s Cross and Herston provide access to historic villages, country walks and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Southern Railway atmosphere combined with a trip to our southern terminus at the south coast seaside resort of Swanage with easy access to the award-winning sandy beach is perfect for enthusiasts and families alike.

Distance from holiday cottage to Swanage – 28 miles

The Children’s Farm at Abbotsbury, Dorset

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm where children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area and bottle feed the baby goats. The baby goats also race around a track twice a day, after the race the children are invited to take a goat for a warm down walk on a lead.

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm
Church Street

Tel 01305 871817

Distance from holiday cottage – 7.5miles

The Swannery at Abbotsbury, Dorset

An excellent short excursion from the cottage is Abbotsbury Swannery.  The swannery in Dorset is unique. This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.

Abbotsbury Swannery
New Barn Road
Dorset DT3 4JG

Tel 01305 871858

Distance from holiday cottage – 7.5 miles