A cluster of the town’s better historical buildings.
Getting to Swanage
A train passing thru Corfe Castle village en route from Bournemouth to Swanage.
Swanage is accessible by train from Corfe Castle, Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton and London and other places en route. By road from Poole via Wareham and Corfe it’s about an hour’s drive, though from Bournemouth the route via Sandbanks ferry and Studland is much prettier and quicker, traffic jams permitting.
There are plenty of excellent buses (#50, open top in summertime) running the ferry route. Taking the bus means that there are no parking problems, no queuing for the ferry (the bus gets priority), and if you wish to walk towards Studland on the stunning Southwest Coast Path you can pick up the bus at various stages.
If driving from Bournemouth the shortest, prettiest route is via Sandbanks peninsula, across the short car ferry to Studland and on thru Corfe to Swanage.