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Beaconsfield Area Guide

Beaconsfield is a charming market town in Buckinghamshire, frequently voted amongst the best places to live in the UK due to its strong transport links, fabulous schooling options, convenient range of amenities and easy access to glorious countryside.

With the mix of the beautiful old town and modern compact new town, Beaconsfield has something to offer for everyone.

Beaconsfield fact file

  • Beaconsfield takes its name from the old English for ‘beech tree’ after the woodlands that covered the area in Saxon times.
  • The railway arrived in Beaconsfield in 1906 and has served commuters to the capital ever since.
  • The oldest documented building in Beaconsfield, a former 15th century coach house has now been renovated to the Crazy Bear Hotel.
  • Beaconsfield is home to the world’s oldest model village, Bekonscot Model Village and Railway.
  • Colne Valley Regional Park with 200km of waterways perfect for angling and kayaking.
  • Travellers have found its proximity to London convenient throughout the centuries and the town had many coaching inns in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Why move to Beaconsfield?

With a varied range of property types to suit all needs and tastes, Beaconsfield is an excellent choice for those looking to buy or rent in the historic county of Buckinghamshire. It is ideally placed for exploring all that the county has to offer, from the nearby towns of Amersham and High Wycombe to the scenic landscapes of the Chilterns.

A little bit of history

Beaconsfield takes its name from the old English for ‘beech tree’ after the woodlands that covered the area in Saxon times and grew up around a major crossroads, where St Mary & All Saints Church still stands at the heart of the old town today.

Architecture and property

Beaconsfield’s old and new towns combine to offer a mix of properties, with everything from character cottages to executive family homes to smart contemporary apartments. To the south the old town is characterised by its medieval and Georgian properties, while the new town in the north is made up in the main of sprawling modern mansions alongside a smattering of Arts & Crafts and 1920s mock Tudor properties.

Going out

The town’s restaurant scene is vibrant, with a varied range of cuisines catering for all tastes. Restaurants in Beaconsfield include popular national chains, such as Prezzo and Brasserie Blanc, tastes of Asia at Jampee Thai and Achimi, and the Crazy Bear, for an experience like no other taking in contemporary British fare in luxurious surroundings. For local beers or a Sunday roast try the Royal Standard of England, which lays claim to the title of oldest pub in Britain. 

Green space

Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, Beaconsfield is the ideal location for those seeking fresh air and open space. The Chiltern Hills Area of Natural Beauty boasts dramatic scenery in the form of heavily wooded hillsides and many opportunities for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. There are several public parks and recreation grounds within the town itself for families to enjoy.

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Explore Beaconsfield at a glance!

Set in the beautiful backdrop of Buckinghamshire, Beaconsfield has lots to offer when it comes to dining out.

Shops in Beaconsfield include White Stuff and Boots Pharmacy, with Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and M&S supermarkets catering for everyday needs.

Put your feet up and enjoy a drink in Buckinghamshire

  • The Greyhound
    Public House
  • The Beech House
    Mediterranean and British

There is no shortage of family fun in the area, with attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Beaconsfield has many excellent education options and it is in the catchment for leading local state schools, renowned grammar schools, outstanding private schools, and a reputable international school

  • Butlers Court School
    Primary School
  • The Beaconsfield School
    Secondary School
  • Beaconsfield Train Station
    0.3 miles from centre
  • Bus Routes
    Multiple Routes to and from the Old Town
  • Heathrow
    16.4 miles from centre
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