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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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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely model village which you and your children will adore. I have been going there for 50 years - children and grandchildren. They love it and want to go back time and time again. Delightful place with lovely food and drink facilities. Strongly recommend a visit - you will not regret it.

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burton on trent, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Wanted to visit this site after viewing the YouTube video of the model railway (view if not already seen!), this goes all round the model in "O" gauge. Follow the brown (Attractions) sign from the M40 or the next main road, bit "round the houses" but it works, again parking can be a bit testing but I promise the effort... More

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Fareham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This model village from everyone's point of view is worth seeing, for the young the amazement on the faces has to be seen to be believed, for the more mature the skill of the craftsmen who made and maintain this attraction is fantastic. The only draw back was that the paths are narrow and despite the signs asking children not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We only live six miles away but hadn't been. Went with our three year old, her three year old friend and those parents and a family friend (who had been many times and suggested it). How delightful! The girls loved it - so much detail, all for their size. Enough put into motion (smoke in a "burning" house, tramway, carnival... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely model village - they have thought of everything! There are a number of schools and railways running around the village, there are lifeboats, a fairground, a racecourse and even a house which catches fire which the fire engine is luckily on hand to attend. We spent a couple of hours at Bekonscot between the village, taking a train around... More

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South East
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent three hours in perfect sunshine wandering around and checking how the trains were controlled (our grandson who was with us is a model train fanatic). He was particularly fascinated by the camera train (or was it a pre-recorded video) showing progress around the track on screen in the signal box. The cottage on fire and the man swaying... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Model Village at Beckonscot is a delight. You wander around peering over the rooftops as giants in a distant 'Gulliveresque' land. The models are wonderfully constructed and trains run continually round and round the miles (it seems) of track. Myself, daughter and wife were visiting from overseas and the whole attraction and staff freidliness makes for a perfect day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Me my mother and two daughters aged 8 and 6 visited the model village a few days ago and found it to be utterly delightful! It's very well kept clean with nice friendly staff. My children loved the way the village was laid out and the trains that were running through it nonstop . All in all a great couple... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went as a couple and walked round really quickly so the entrance fee is a bit steep for an hour! However the village is well constructed and maintained and young children seemed to be really enjoying it.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Been a few times before, it is great for all ages and very realistic effects etc... I recommend although it did not get five stars from me as It can get quite busy and it gets cramped with lot's of people!

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