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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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went here for my sons 4th birthday. Great model village and pretty big too! Train is great although considering the price to get in (9.50 per adult) I think a child should have 1 ride on the train free rather than £1 pp per go. Great area for lunch and a lovely ice-cream stall which is really reasonably priced! Gift... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I used to go with my family as a child and now I take my Daughter who loves it. I still love it! The craftsmanship is amazing - a true work of art. It is only small so you wouldn't need all day there but you may want to walk around a couple of times so you do not miss... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The detail is fantastic. A great afternoon. Many buildings have cryptic shop names and are humourous. The train travelling through the village is certainly a draw for the children. The large fish in the water cause a lot of interest too. It is great that such a place raises so much for charity and over 14M people have visited. Roll... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Visited this model village in July 2014. The boys (2+5) really loved it. They loved all the model trains, the house that goes on fire, the motor bike wall of death model, could go on and on. There is a short miniature train ride which is a couple of pounds. An play park will keep them entertained during lunch etc...The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
101 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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177 reviews 177 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
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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