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“2 hours well spent.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village
Hampton Ave | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
+44 1803 315315
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Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round.
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“2 hours well spent.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Visited here many years ago. Things have changed a little and for the better on the whole. The centre display of a town really ought to be the next project for an overhaul though. The gardens are very well kept and A joy to behold. The shop and cafe are of a decent size and sell some items that took my fancy. But most importantly my wife and sister had a very wonderful afternoon.

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“Tacky but our toddler loved it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Jokes are a bit poor, and 4D cinema rubbish, but the village was sort of charming, and our toddler thought it was great. Kept her happy for a couple of hours. Not much choice in the cafe, but sandwiches tasted good and reasonable (£12 for sandwiches and drinks for 3).

Visited September 2012
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“Absolutely brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

The model village was amazing the detail in all the models was fantastic a lot of thought and planning has been put into everything here I loved it! Good fun spotting all the names on things too.

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“A fun time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Had always wanted to see this and it did not dissapoint. Worth taking time to spot the "corny" business names and the odd little twists to some of the models.

Visited September 2012
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“very funny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Loved the benny hill humor throughout the tour! the fire eating dragon was cool! all in all very good fun!

Visited September 2012
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