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Beaconsfield Town Information

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A famous former coaching town, Beaconsfield lies within the rolling Chiltern Hills and proudly boasts of its many old inns. The Royal White Hart, for example, is said to have played host to Elizabeth I.

Bekonscot model village - Photo © Peter Roberts
Bekonscot model village - Photo: Peter Roberts CCL

A top attraction here is the Bekonscot Miniature Village, which claims to be the oldest of its kind anywhere in the world.

The British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), otherwise known as Earl of Beaconsfield, lived at Hughenden Manor, where he is buried. The political philosopher Edmund Burke was born in Beaconsfield in 1729 and is buried at the town’s restored 15th century church. The town was also the home to the writer GK Chesterton who lived on the outskirts at Top Meadow. More famous, perhaps, was the author Enid Blyton who lived at ‘Green Hedges’.

Beyond the residential area is a tranquil, wooded park whose centrepiece is an ancient barn.