Pecorama – A Top Visitor Attraction

Hop aboard this steam-powered wonder of the West Country

This article was written on 30 June 2021
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Pecorama is a top visitor attraction in Devon. Perfect for family days out, as well as offering great appeal to model railway enthusiasts, and those who appreciate beautiful gardens.

Pecorama is located above the Devon village of Beer. With an elevated position on the hillside, the popular attraction benefits from superb sea views. Across a 9 acre site, Pecorama is the manufacturing home of PECO model railway products, Beer Heights Light Railway, picturesque gardens to explore and much more!

It takes just over half an hour to drive to Pecorama from our Devon holiday park. Here’s what you can expect from the charming attraction at Pecorama.

Take a Railway Ride

Considered by many to be the best of its kind in the country, Beer Heights Light Railway is not to be missed! Hop aboard a carriage on this 7¼ inch gauge railway and be treated to stunning Jurassic Coast views, as well views of the exquisite gardens.

If you feel like seeing what it’s like to be at the controls of a train, the attraction runs a driver experience course. Book via the website for an opportunity to discover the whole process of preparing and driving the train.

pecorama light railway

Beer Heights Light Railway – Photo credit: Sludge G on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Exhibition and model shop

Fans of model railways will find hours of enjoyment in the exhibition and model shop. One of the great things about this area is that its always evolving and being developed. This means visitors are offered a unique experience with each visit. Although the centre offers a range of courses and events, it’s worth checking the website to see that latest what’s on guide.

Model railways at Pecorama – Photo credit: Richard Gillin on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Glorious gardens

If you’re thinking it’s all about trains and nothing else, you’d be mistaken. The site is brimming with colourful gardens to admire, each with individual colours and themes. Anne Swithinbank added a celebrity touch of class by opening The Millennium Gardens in 2000. There’s also a secret garden tucked away on the site – can you find it?

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Immaculate gardens at Pecorama – Photo credit: Jayt74 on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A stone’s throw from Beer

Why not combine a trip to Pecorama with a visit to the picture-postcard village of Beer. Following a short walk from the village, you can while away the hours on the beautiful pebbled cove. Enjoy the dreamy view of fishing boats dotted around the beach.

Photo credit: Alison Day on Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0).

We can’t recommend a visit to Pecorama enough. Completely unique, fun for all the family and a chance to experience a truly delightful part of the country!