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Home to PECO, the world famous model railway track manufacturer, Pecorama is one of Devon’s leading tourist attractions perfect for families, model railway enthusiasts, gardeners and just about everyone in between!
Pecorama stands proudly above the village of Beer, in the east of Devon, high on the hillside overlooking the sea. The 9 acre site includes the manufacturing production of the world famous PECO products, the team behind Railway Modeller and Continental Modeller magazines, as well as one of the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions – Pecorama, which includes the Beer Heights Light Railway, gardens and more!
Considered by many to be the finest 7.5 inch gauge railway in Britain, the Beer Heights Railway has been wowing guests since the 1970s. Railway rides are a great addition to any visit to Pecorama, not only because of the fun of the track, but also because of the glorious views it offers over the region. Pecorama is located high up on the hillside above Beer and passengers can see all along the Jurassic Coast, over Lyme Bay and even out to Portland Bill, make sure to have your camera handy! The route also takes in the site’s formal gardens and the wildlife pond, which is a request stop for anyone wanting to explore.
There’s even the chance to become the train driver for the day! Why not take part in one of the driver experiences courses offered at the Pecorama? It’s a wonderful opportunity to get behind the wheel with expert tuition from the highly trained staff. It’s the perfect day out for the railway enthusiasts in your life.
Model railway fans will love spending a few hours enjoying the exhibition and model shop which is open all year around and with it being constantly added to and improved, it’s a different experience each time you visit. The exhibition centre offers a number of courses and events, perfect for those who want to know more about model railways or hone their own building and designing skills – head to our website to find out more.
Throughout the year there are a number of events taking place at Pecorama allowing you to have a truly unique experience every time you visit! Whether you want to spoil your loved ones with one of our food events or challenge each other in game sessions, there are a whole host of fun, family friendly events planned, make sure to keep checking the website for what is coming up next.
Pecorama isn’t just about trains, the site is home to some of the finest gardens in the Beer area. The Millennium Gardens were formally opened in 2000 by celebrity gardener, Anne Swithinbank. The garden is an ideal spot for whiling away the hours in the sunshine and admiring the talents of our team of gardeners. Each of the individual gardens are themed, with a Sun, Moon and Rainbow garden with their own colour schemes as well as the roof garden, scented walkways and the grotto, which is predominantly constructed with seashells and features a dolphin leaping out of the sea.
Hidden somewhere on the site, you’ll also find the Secret Garden, separate from the main attraction and a real tranquil spot – will you discover it on your next visit?
For those of you who want to get back to nature, don’t forget to make time for a trip to the Wildway, away from the formal gardens and accessible either as a request stop on the train ride or on foot, the Wildway is home to a number of different plants as well as frogs, toads and dragons flies. Kids love peeking into Crawlie Hall, the six storey bug hotel, where they can find some of the Wildway’s residence and learn more about their natural habitats.
After all that exploring, you’ll need some refreshments, luckily, there are several establishments on site offering everything from hot meals to light lunches and can even double as a venue for birthday parties and other special occasions!
There really is something for everyone at Pecorama to make your day out really special.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|First Class Ticket Adult||£13.00 per ticket|
|First Class Ticket Child||£11.00 per ticket|
|First Class Ticket Senior Citizen||£12.00 per ticket|
|Standard Tickets Adult||£11.00 per ticket|
|Standard Tickets Child||£9.00 per ticket|
|Standard Tickets Senior Citizen||£10.00 per ticket|
Under 1’s & Over 80’s are free of charge.
10% discount on tickets when booking online.
Follow the brown official Tourist Board direction signs indicated with a train symbol for ‘Pecorama Pleasure Gardens’ from the A3052 towards Beer.
Weekdays from 24th July – 1st September look out for the Jurassic Mule, taking passengers from Charmouth, via Lyme Regis and Seaton along the Jurassic Coast on a vintage open-top bus. Some services will stop here at Pecorama! This service will also run over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
The X52 service travels from Exeter through to Bridport via Lyme Regis, stopping off at Beer Cross which is a 10 minute walk from Pecorama.
The 9 / 9A service runs hourly from Exeter to Seaton / Lyme Regis and the 20 service travels from Taunton, via Wellington and Honiton, to Seaton where there are bus services to Beer. Both of these services are offered by Stagecoach.
AVMT provide the 899 service from Sidmouth to Seaton and the 885 from Axminster to Colyton, Seaton and Beer. Some of these buses pass just outside Pecorama and will stop on request.
For full details please telephone Devon Bus Service on (01392) 382800, Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or any of the bus service providers.
The nearest train station to Pecorama is Axminster, on the West of England main line. Trains run approximately every hour from Exeter St Davids and from London Waterloo. The station is approximately 9 miles from us. The 885 AVMT bus service travels from the Station to Colyton, Seaton and Beer, every hour Monday to Saturday.
Alternatively, taxis from the station can be booked in advance – Axminster Taxis 01297 34000.
|Season (1 Apr 2020 - 3 Nov 2020)|
* 10am to 5pm
Catering outlets vary by month
November – March: Play Station indoor play area & Model Railway Exhibition only (Beer Heights Light Railway & Gardens are CLOSED). See our website for opening times.
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