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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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Bekonscot will charm you and lift your spirits

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
LJHutchins
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have never been then no matter what age you should go, this is the original, the one and only, non-comercial, Bekonscot Model Village. Easy to find being just a few minutes drive from the M40 J2, you can't miss it as it's well signposted.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I never fail to find the size, scale, detail and most of all the vision here, inspiring and uplifting. For children of absolutely all ages!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I went here with our friends (all adults) and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a little toy train which gives you ride for about 3-4 minutes and costs 1 pound per person (not included in the ticket price). Its an interesting experience so sit on it and feel the little engine pull the train around. And... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I’ve been to Bekonscot last October. I’m amazed to see the precision on which each of those models is built with. I’m a huge train fan and have lot to get excited on fully operational miniature railway track and trains running all around with an efficient signalling. The kids liked the miniature train. I strongly recommend this place.

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Hertfordshire
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13 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took our children there in the seventies. We've been recently with our grandchildren. It's wonderful and I would recommend Bekonscot not only to children but adults too because it is so cleverly designed. It's a must for tourists. It should be a must for anyone lving within a 25 mile radius of it. Please visit. It's gentle, a bit... More 

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