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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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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Free for under twos is always a good start. Parking is free in the church car park opposite... Added bonus but would be nice if there was traffic lights to cross what with the guests being little, but it is a quiet side road so probably not the best idea but just a thought. You can do the rounds of... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Bekonscot is the most amazing place. It takes you back to a time when things were much gentler & innocent. Beaconsfield itself is a beautiful place & tucked away in a leafy street is Beksonscot. Plenty of available free parking in the huge church car park across the road. It is well laid out with arrows on the ground so... More

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Berkshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The most gorgeous, quaint place - I took my 2 year old and he was entranced, as was I. A totally unique place that is well worth a visit for young and old, feel very lucky to have such a place on our doorstep - people travel for hundreds of miles to visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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1,288 reviews 1,288 reviews
899 attraction reviews
1,320 helpful votes 1,320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I cannot resist life in miniature, can you?... My femme declares loudly that aside from fantasy miniature is my best asset. I fling salt behind me to exorcise the expression. But i have digressed. With so much acreage of fine properties and villages to visit, why a model village? The answer is simple. Among the most extra-ordinary of these scaled-... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have been wanting to visit ever since we saw the village on Midsomer Murders and it didn't disappoint. It's by far the best model village we have seen and it's pleasing to note that it is still being added to. The existing buildings are beautifully looked after and the plants enhance the village atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Brilliantly English. A bit special. This place was built not for commercial gain but out of eccentric passion. I love it.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

For many years we had driven past the turnoff for this model village but had never had the time to visit. Today we decided to visit, and are very glad we did. It was like stepping into a time warp, as the buildings, cars, even the airplanes and trains all date from the 1930's era. Buildings are all to scale,... More

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Essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a wonderful place. The models are realistically crafted and take you back to England of the past with a view into life in the 1930s. It is a captivating experience for small children but also enjoyable for adults as well. Take a look at the names of the shops.... my favourite was Lee.Keay the Plumber... wonderful word play that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We paid a visit to Bekonscot Model Village and were highly impressed. Fun was had by all, especially my little nephew who was absolutely thrilled. I would highly recommend it, for anyone with small children.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My last visit was over 50 years ago when my grandmother took me, so we decided to take two of our grandchildren. It did not disappoint. We had a wonderful time, and we all loved wandering around the village spending time to take in all the details, but know that if we went back tomorrow we would find things we... More

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