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Bekonscot Model Village

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL, England
01494 672919
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews 211 reviews
95 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This famous model village is located in Beaconsfield town centre near to the M40 in Buckinghamshire. It is over 80 years old and is the world’s oldest model village, beautifully laid out in gardens with so much attention to detail. With the exception of two winter months, it is open for ten months every year and entry fees average £6.75... More

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Tegucigalpa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Daughter and Daddy LOVED the model village with Mom and Auntie enjoying everything too. The trains were the big attraction for all of us and we chased the little one around while she tried to count model horses. We were too busy enjoying the intricate tiny homes and buildings to try the snack bar but we shall definitely return as... More

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London
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176 reviews 176 reviews
32 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I saw a post describe this place as "wonderfully non commercial" and that is exactly what it is. It isn't all singing and all dancing - but it is quintessentially British - and is like stepping back in time. The models are fantastic, the place is wonderfully looked after, and all profits go to charity. Pure Class.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our 3yr old was so excited he literally bounded around! We thought the novelty would wear off but it truly kept him fascinated all morning. Lots to see and do and really good value refreshments. Additional rides train etc were only £1 so no con! Will definitely be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our daughter had had a school trip to Bekonscot in the pouring rain and had come back soaked and cold and miserable so we promised to take her in the dry with her two year old sister. Thanks to the teachers strike we had a midweek day to fill so off we went. It is a lovely experience feeling like... More

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Grenada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We've taken our toddlers to Bekonscot twice now and we have all had a great day. The village is small enough for the smallest walkers to navigate, and they will want to walk so that they can have a better view of the trains chugging 'round the grounds, the boats sailing, cable cars and even a house 'on fire'. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

First time visit with grandchildren. This village only covers a small area but it is a credit to the volunteers who maintain it. Look closely at the models there is more happening than you think. The gardens surrounding the village scenes are immaculate. Take a picnic or use their cafe, quite a good selection at reasonable prices. You can park... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a lovely few hours here enjoying the village and small play area. It cost £9.50 an adult under 2 are free and all profits go to charity which is amazing. I went as a child and its still magical as an adult. My son enjoyed the model trains and airport mostly. The play area is nice but my... More

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Perth City, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Bekonscot is wonderful.This model village has so much detail in every building and then there is a model railway too .Its a great place to bring younger children who will be fascinated by it all and it will only take an hour or so .Cafe is good ,so I would recommend it for an afternoon visit especially when the sun... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited here and it is amazing, all of the models are really realistic and well done. There are lots of trains running around, a nice play area and coffee shop as well as all of the models. Definitely worth a visit, it may look pricey but it is really worth every penny

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