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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway
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Built in 1926 this fabulous, funicular railway has transported hundreds of thousands of people up and down the cliffs from Babbacombe to Oddicombe. Popular with holidaymakers and locals a trip to the English Riviera is not complete without a visit...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
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All reviews oddicombe beach run by volunteers return ticket piece of history short journey great ride smooth ride steep walk nice beach small museum walked down cary arms lovely trip worth a trip great fun great value for money per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Babbacombe Cliff Railway, weather wise it was a cold blowy day, so not many people around. The first noticeable thing was the price, very reasonable for a return journey. I suppose you could walk down and get The carriage back up. But it...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

£2.60 return or £2 one way and the one way is best going up, walk down and use the lift to return. I found the volunteers very friendly and wanting to tell us a bit as we expressed an interest.

Thank Albert H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn’t think this would be open in November but so happy it was! We were staying at the Cary Arms so we walked on the scenic coastal path from Babbacombe Bay, thinking everything at the other side would be closed. But instead we were greeted...More

Thank RitaInspired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely attraction and useful transport link , great engineering, fantastic coastal views. Friendly staff. Good value tickets and also souvenirs.

Thank SAH4390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have said, this is a great way to get down and/or up from the beach. £2 one way or £2:80 return. Very cheap. Friendly staff.

Thank Dom682014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used this quirky clifftop railway to access the beach and fab 3 Degrees West cafe below - very reasonable at £2.80 return considering the steep climb back up if on foot! Beach is a mix of pebble and sand so bring beach shoes if planning...More

Thank Charmaine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and easy way down to the beach We walked it one day down and up but it’s much easier by the railway. Not to expensive you can have a single or return ticket Small museum down near the beach which is free and tells...More

Thank alanbJ4034YC
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

A great and cheap way to travel down to this lovely beach. The beach has a restaurant that looks nice and a cafe bar that serves beer and cider, tea coffee and cakes and plenty of outside seating. There were people swimming in The sea!...More

Thank LindaMarklew
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic staff fantastic little cliff railway and fantastic views at bottom. The museum was ok. Would ride again

Thank tracey2248
Reviewed October 1, 2018

There are not many "Vernaculars" or cliff railways around these days. This is a fine working example and has a huge practical benefit as you do not have to walk the steep hills back up from the beach. A nice small exhibition down in the...More

Thank KJBMTB
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charlenem497
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Ali264163 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. Yes, the cliff railway is wheelchair friendly BUT you will need a fairly strong wheelchair attendant because the paths around it are very steep. At the top there is a small path which is sign posted... More
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Trisha K
April 7, 2017|
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Response from BabbCliffRail | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Trisha and thank you for your enquiry. There is usually parking along Babbacombe Downs which is on the flat or in nearby side streets. Alternatively if walking is a problem there is a coach drop off point... More
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schnauzermum
September 2, 2015|
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Response from BelleVue2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Dogs are allowed on the Cliff Railway at the operators discretion. However, Dogs are not allowed onto the actual Oddicombe Beach itself between 1st May and 30th September. However, on the next beach along, Babbacombe... More
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