This little town is divided into the old and the new. The 'Old Town' presents a well-kept and gracious main street with some interesting shops and pubs, while the compact little 'new town' is also a pleasant place for browsing.
Browse the wide streets of Beaconsfield new town, where you can discover anything from sports equipment to musical instruments, arts and crafts to fashion and millinery. There really is something for everyone! It is also the home to Bekonscot Model Village, 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 andfinely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone.
The Royal Standard Pub, located a mile away from the centre of the town, is a popular visitor attraction as it is reported to be the oldest Free House in England, playing host to King Charles I during the civil war. Successful children's writer Enid Blyton and former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli both have strong links to Beaconsfield town. Another pub, bar and restaurant is the Royal Saracens Head which is central to the picturesque town. With delicious food using locally sourced ingredients, a relaxed enviorment and stylish decor, this is the perfect retreat for brunch, lunch or dinner while you visit.
Head to the old town on a Tuesday, for the friendly and welcoming market as well as the monthly farmers market which is also a very popular addition to the Beaconsfield retail scene.
A short drive from the centre you can visit Odds Farm Park for bundles of family fun! With cow milking, animal racing, bottle feeding kid goats, egg collecting an dmuch more - this a perfect day out for all the family! Pair this with a trip to Burnham Beeches, a National Nature Reserve which is full of beautiful woodland and wildlife. Perfect for dog walking and picnicking.
The town is located on Junction 2 of the M40 less than 25 miles north west of the centre of London. The town's train station is served by Chiltern Railways who run regular trains from Birmingham Snow Hill to London Marylebone.