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Bekonscot Model Village

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Address: Warwick Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL, England
Phone Number: 01494 672919
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model...
Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model village. Set in Beaconsfield, just outside of London we are a popular day attraction for people of all ages.It was opened in 1929 and it’s a great place to bring the family and stomp around like giants! There are six model towns, a huge Gauge 1 model garden railway, ride-on railway, remote-controlled boats, castles, lakes and industries in 1.5 acres of award-winning gardens.It's a great family day out, and it's your chance to be a giant in a miniature land of adventure, hidden away in a 1930s timewarp. It’s a big day out full of really nice small things and we'd love to see you soon!
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What a gem - pleasant surprise and good for grown-ups too!

We were at a loose end and not sure about this place as we don't have children. But we noticed a childless couple leaving as we thought, so gave it a go. So glad we did. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were at a loose end and not sure about this place as we don't have children. But we noticed a childless couple leaving as we thought, so gave it a go. So glad we did. The detail that has gone into the models here is fantastic, and keep an eye out for some of the amusing names for the... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

having taken our kids 30 years ago we looked forward to taking our grandson, aged 21 months. I was afraid he may be too young, but he was in heaven. The models, trains, fish and playground were heaven for him (and the 2 older generations) and the cafe (licensed) knows how to serve simple food very quickly for children. Two... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This little corner of England is amazing and on a cold Mothering Sunday it was brilliant. The effort that has gone in to this place is unbelievable well done to all. Lovely lunch brought and eaten at the restaurant there good food good portions and did not get ripped of.. Keep up the good work I will be back fascinating.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Where to start, My first visit to Bekonscot was in the 60's now 50 years on I revisited this attraction, and was taken straight back to being a toddler, visiting Bekonscot for the first time. The years have been kind to Bekonscot....Forget your Legolands and other over priced attractions this place still charges a fair entrance fee for a good... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Thirty years on and now taking my own children. It was always my favourite place to visit as a child. Thinking all the models would come alive once the park closed for the night. Updated this year a bigger shop! Take a pack lunch any time of weather and have your sarnie's in the green house. If your local best... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Like many other reviewers, both of us first came to Bekonscot as kids and we've visited a few times over the years as adults. The village never loses its magical quality and (as long as it's not too crowded) it's a great place for a relaxing day away from the stresses and strains of modern life. Nostalgia is a huge... More 

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Reading, UK
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27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's been thirty years since I last visited Bekonscot and returning to it with the next generation (two boys aged 5 and 3) proved to be a very enjoyable day out. The boys were absolutely fascinated and insisted on going round the village three times. Each time around you spot some details you missed the previous time. The attention to... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It is eight years since our first visit to Bekonscot and it remains one of our family's favourite places to visit close to home. When we visited a few days ago, we were impressed by the fact that many of the models looked as if they had been refreshed since we last came and the café facilities had also improved.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The village is just as wonderful as ever. I loved it as a child, then took my children and now my grandchildren. I recommend it to everyone. A lovely day out, enjoyed by all. Definitely a hit for all ages.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A First class place to visit especially with young children but parking can be difficult at peak times

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