• We regret to inform you that we have taken the very difficult decision to announce that  Pecorama will remain closed to the general public for the whole 2020 season.

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  • DIRECTIONS TO EX12 3NA

    BUY CAR:

    Follow the brown official Tourist Board direction signs indicated with a train symbol for ‘Pecorama Pleasure Gardens’ from the A3052 towards Beer.

    BY BUS:

    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.

    BY TRAIN:

    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.

  • Check the weather

    Pecorama is located high on the hillside, less than a mile from the sea and often seems to have its own micro-climate. Therefore, if you are planning a visit and the general forecast is not that good, why not telephone us for an up-to-date report of what is actually happening here at Pecorama – the chances are we are having a lovely day!

    Call us on 01297 21542

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Pecorama Updates

We regret to inform you that we have taken the very difficult decision to announce that  Pecorama will remain closed to the general public for the whole 2020 season.

We have very carefully considered our options and investigated the safety implications, made estimates on potential income and considered these alongside the complications added by using parts of the site for manufacturing and sadly come to the conclusion that it is not sensible to try and open this year.

We will continue to maintain the Beer Heights Light Railway and the wonderful gardens and keep our social media accounts updated. We also hope to create some videos of the gardens and railway for your interest and inspiration. The Model Shop will remain open, although currently only for mail-order, collections or by appointment.

Pecorama Membership holders should have all been contacted and refunds issued – if you have not received this, please get in touch.

As restrictions ease, we are re-starting our popular Driver Experience Courses and are also looking at ways of offering private tours of the gardens – all details can be found on this website or please contact us for further information.

We are now turning our attention to shaping the future of Pecorama for 2021 and beyond and we hope to be able to share our plans with you all later in the year.

We would like to thank all our loyal customers for their kindness, support and understanding during this difficult time and we hope that you all stay safe and well.

Opening Times & Prices

We are sorry that Pecorama will be CLOSED for the remainder of this year...

We regret to inform you that we have taken the very difficult decision to announce that  Pecorama will remain closed to the general public for the whole 2020 season. However, if you are interested in booking either a Personal Pecorama Experience or a Drivers’ Experience Course, please call us on 01297 21542 or email Pecorama@peco.co

We have very carefully considered our options and investigated the safety implications, made estimates on potential income and considered these alongside the complications added by using parts of the site for manufacturing and sadly come to the conclusion that it is not sensible to try and open this year.

Our Model and Gift shop is currently only operating a mail-order service. Customers can call or email us with orders and arrange collection if preferred.

Phone 01297 21542 and ask for Mark or Phil or email pecoshop@peco.co

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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Directions

Find directions to Pecorama, situated in Beer; a beautiful spot on the East Devon Jurassic Coast

For up-to-date alerts on disruption or road closures, please click on the Directions tab in the toolbar.

BY CAR:

Follow the brown official Tourist Board direction signs indicated with a train symbol for ‘Pecorama Pleasure Gardens’ from the A3052 towards Beer.

BY BUS:

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.

BY TRAIN:

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.

Map to Pecorama

Conference & Exhibition Facilities – Currently closed

Host your special event at the Station Gallery or on the Orion Pullman Carriage!

The Gallery’s versatile, triangular shaped space is ideal for exhibitions, meetings, performances, conferences and demonstrations and has recently been extensively upgraded to provide a large drop-down screen, HD projector and Wi-Fi.

The Gallery can comfortably accommodate up to 60 people and is available for hire on a half day or daily basis. Hire rates are competitive and with full catering facilities, free parking and the added benefit of extra facilities including the hire of special train rides. The stunning location of the Station Gallery at Pecorama, is the ideal venue for hosting a successful event.

The Orion offers intimate facilities for smaller events. An area where your guests or clients can soak up the wonderful and unique environment.

Contact us to find out about our Conference and Exhibition rates.

In & Around Beer

Where countryside meets coast

The picture-postcard village of Beer nestles in Lyme Bay, on the 95 mile long Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site and forms part of the South West Coastal Path. The shingle beach still boasts a small fleet of working fishing boats and the surrounding picturesque white chalk cliffs provide a natural suntrap sheltering the cove from prevailing westerly winds.

Historically, the village’s main industries have always been mining for stone, fishing and farming but today the major source of income is from tourism. In fact Beer has been an important area for people to live for ages – first Neolithic man, then 2000 years ago the Romans, who planted vines here and quarried the limestone and then, being a sheltered seaside location, fishing soon became a way of life. The stone quarries consist of miles of underground tunnels, today known as Beer Quarry Caves, and has become a major tourist attraction. Legend has it that the famous smuggler Jack Rattenbury used to store his contraband in the tunnels and some may still be there, hidden away. Again, legend has it that the tunnels went from Beer Head all the way to Bovey House. Beer has been in the past famous for its lace work, being introduced by Flemish refugees escaping persecution between 1568 and 1577. This lace was some of the finest of its kind and a length was specially commissioned for the trimming to Queen Victoria’s wedding dress. Today, the art of lace work is kept alive by a few enthusiasts who practice the skill.

The limestone was commercially quarried as it was highly prized because of its workability for carving and it can be seen in cathedrals such as Exeter, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s. Today, there are no continuous quarry workings but occasionally a few cubes are extracted for restoration purposes. Within the chalk and limestone, seams of black flint were frequent, with the consequence that this made a very good building product when napped. Examples of this work can be found in several buildings within the village, the Dolphin Hotel possibly being one of the most impressive. Another fine example is the surrounding walls of the Moon Garden at Pecorama. During the Civil War periods it was often said that if a flintlock gun had Beer flint, it was virtually guaranteed to fire, Beer flint being one of the hardest and finest in the UK.

When the opportunity arises to explore the broader locality visitors are spoilt for choice. Taking the main road out of the village eastwards you will come to Seaton and Axmouth. Although Seaton is more exposed to the elements than Beer, it has a most wonderful beach with a mile long promenade. Naturally, tourism is a very important industry to the residents. In the spring of 2016 the impressive Jurassic Coast Visitor Centre will open and definitely will be worth exploring. What is more, Seaton also has a famous Nature Reserve with several bird watching facilities, the River Axe being a natural host for many kinds of birds and small mammals. Further east there is Lyme Regis, an ancient scenic resort famous for its historic harbour, Cobb and fossiling and a landing post for the Duke of Monmouth in his famous ill-fated Rebellion. Going west you will find the majestic regency town of Sidmouth, boasting beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops.

Contact Us

Please call our information line if you have a query, our friendly team will be happy to help.

You can get in touch in a variety of ways – use our contact form below, call us or come and see us at our office reception.

Information Line: +44 (0)1297 21542

Pecorama
Underleys
Beer
Devon
EX12 3NA

Pecorama@peco.co

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