Bekonscot Model Village & Cliveden Tour
The original model village
Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone.
Cliveden's impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone age.
This great house built for the Dukes of Buckinghamshire in the 1850's by Charles Barry overlooks the lovely wooded banks of the River Thames.
The house, in the style of an Italian Renaissance Palace.
The three hundred and seventy acre estate runs down the edge of the Thames,it comprises of formal gardens, woodland and water-gardens interspersed with fine garden statues.
The house is now a luxury hotel but you can take a peek inside by joining a short guided tour on Thursday or Sunday afternoons from April to October (timed ticket required).
During our travels
We look at Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world's oldest and original model village.
The charm of the model village at Bekonscot is that it captures all that is quintessentially English; the village green, the traditional village church, thatched cottages and croquet on the lawn. The model houses and people are incredibly intricate with great detail.As you wander around Bekonscot you will see its inhabitants enjoying their own local days out and attractions - entertainment such as cricket, cinema, a zoo, a racecourse,the fair, castles as well as working models of coal mines,an oil refinery, and an aerodrome.
Ticket: Adult £ 10
Child (2-15) £ 6.
Under 2s FREE
While in area we must visit Cliveden House,where guests included Churchill,Chaplin, Lawrence,Jhon Lennon.
The house is now a luxury hotel but you can take a peek inside by joining a short guided tour on.
Thursday or Sunday afternoons from ( 3pm to 5pm ) April to October (timed ticket required, 25 minutes tours)
Other times and days we can only discover the outside and gardens.
Garden and woodlands: Ticket Adult: £ 10
Child: £ 5
House (additional charge) £ 2 ,Child: £ 1
The costs for tours above do not include any admission costs or refreshments.
There will be plenty photo opportunities.We advise you to wear comfortable shoes.
Tour duration: 4-4,5 hours
Cliveden - Just 30 minutes by car from Heathrow Airport, Windsor
Windsor,Maidenhead,Royal Borough area,Marlow,Burnham Beeches,Dorney £ 175
Windsor,Maidenhead,Royal Borough area ,Marlow,Burnham Beeches,Dorney
Windsor area,Heathrow Airport or Heathrow area hotels £ 195
Heathrow Airport or Heathrow area hotels or Windsor area
( Suitable for layovers of a minimum of 7 hours )
- pick up and drop off - extra charges may apply if different
Payment for tours on the day and in cash.
Tour prices are PER VEHICLE, not per person.
Royal Borough area
Ascot,Bray,Clewer,Cookham,Datchet,Eton,Eton Wick, Horton, Maidenhead,Old Windsor, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Waltham St. Lawrence,White Waltham,Windsor,Wraysbury