Bekonscot Model Village (Beaconsfield ) Reviews
Newest Review: ... appeared to be the era it is based in, there are no mini modern cars or model internet cafés. The first bit we saw was the zoo complete with animals, and a cute penguin pool. There were a range of little shops and houses, a marketplace, fort, windmill and cricket green amongst many others. As well as a farm, Bekonscot is an industrial village with it's own coal mine. At one of the two (miniature) lakes, they had a pier with a theatre which was advertising appearances by Max Miller and Arthur Askey. There is also a version of Enid Blyton's house who is a famous local. There is a country club type hotel with swimming pool, guests made to ... more
Customer Bekonscot Model Village (Beaconsfield ) Reviews (5)
by - written on 20/02/12, updated on 21/02/12 (Very useful, 81 readings)
Many years ago I visited Bekonscot model village in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire with some family friends, and about the same time my boyfriend has also visited with his family. Whilst in the area recently, we decided to revisit one weekend, to see if our happy childhood memories could be matched by the current reality The model village is signposted from the M40 (junction 2) , so pretty easy to find as long as you follow the brown tourist signs. You can park for free just across the road. It is not a large car park, and could easily get filled at peak times, so you may have to park elsewhere. There is a Waitrose car park adjacent, but I believe it is for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/11 (Very useful, 85 readings)
Model villages can be great fun to visit with quaint village life depicted in an intricate, miniature format allowing you to walk around like a god with the ability to extinguish life and cause mass destruction with the simple stepping of a foot. Thrilling stuff. England, and more precisely Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, has the honour of housing the oldest model village in the entire world. Built by a rich accountant named Roland Callingham in the 1920s, this model village (named Bekonscot by combining Callingham's new home of Beaconsfield with his old home of Ascot) was purely there for aesthetic reasons for entertaining guests but became known to the public after ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/10/09 (Very useful, 121 readings)
Bekonscot Model Village is a tourist attraction in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, & is the oldest model village in the world. When you first arrive, make sure you go in the model village's own car park (on the other side of the road from the model village entrance), which is free, as opposed to the Pay & Display car park next to the model village. When you first enter, you will see that the ticket office & gift shop are housed in a refurbished old train carriage, which I thought was very charming. You then walk in to the model village itself, & will be pleasantly surprised at how big it is. The village has been maintained in a mostly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/10/09 (Very useful, 203 readings)
Bekonscot Model Village is located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (just off the M40 and a few miles from the M25) and is the world's oldest model village. 2009 is Bekonscot's 80th birthday and visiting the village is a real step back in time to a more peaceful 1930s existence with six miniatures towns and villages complete with castles, beaches, stately homes, cricket on the village green and a model railway running through the whole thing. **Getting There and Prices** By car, Bekonscot is easily accessible from the M40 and from surrounding areas. There is a car park over the road from the village with free parking, although this is not particularly big ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/03/09, updated on 10/03/09 (Very useful, 193 readings)
Bekonscot Model Village is to be found at Beaconsfield, a short distance from Junction 2 of the M40, and is a truly magical place. It is in fact the World's oldest Model village, celebrating 80 years of existing in 2009. It is a place that I have visited with my children many times at various stages of their childhood, and each time we go both they and I find something new to look at, and spot a new miniature person or house. What is refreshing about this village is that it is a little step back in time with no concessions to the modern age, the village is set in the 1930's, if it is not how England was then perhaps it is how it should have been. The village is not a Read the complete review
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