Beaconsfield is a historic market town surrounded by rolling hills and beech forests. Walk around the charming Old Town and visit one of the oldest model villages in the world. Venture into the countryside to explore nature reserves and the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Things to do in Beaconsfield
The Old Town is built around a picturesque village green framed by half-timbered buildings. Beautifully restored coaching inns and red-brick townhouses line the main street. Many house cafes, shops and tearooms. Sip a pint at The Royal Standard, one of the oldest pubs in the United Kingdom. It dates back to Anglo-Saxon times and welcomes you with a wood-panelled bar, decorative stained-glass windows and slate floors. Get cosy by the log fireplace or sit in the sunny beer garden.
Marvel at the incredible craftsmanship on display at Bekonscot Model Village. It’s one of the oldest model villages in the world and features an adorable miniature railway set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Chocolate-box towns and villages dot the gardens and bring the experience to life. Look closely to spot historic castles, grazing farm animals and even runaway prisoners.
Enjoy fresh country air in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Trails wind through the area and take you through chalk hills, rolling farmland and sun-dappled beech forests. Pack a picnic lunch or stop at a traditional country pub.
Burnham Beeches National Nature Reserve is another beautiful place to stretch your legs. Walk along the scenic trails and look for cattle, ponies and pigs grazing in the undergrowth. The local council uses the animals to keep the undergrowth in check. You can also see wild foxes, badgers and weasels.
Getting around Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield is compact and easy to get around on foot. Express trains run between Beaconsfield and London in under 30 minutes. Heathrow Airport is a 20-minute drive away.