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Babbacombe Model Village

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Address: Hampton Avenue | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 315315
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction....

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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Nice afternoon

Recently visited the model village with my wife. Thought the entry fee of £ 10.95 per person was a bit expensive however I realise it must cost a lot to maintain etc. We enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Andrew G
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Recently visited the model village with my wife. Thought the entry fee of £ 10.95 per person was a bit expensive however I realise it must cost a lot to maintain etc. We enjoyed it tho and were impressed with it all. Kids all around seemed to have a great time too looking for the coloured rhinos !!! Lol.

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Thank Andrew G
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This was such a great way to spend a few hours. All areas had so much detail. It was made so much more fun for adults because of all the humorous signage on the miniature exhibits

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Thank Cazzie2014
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place to spend a couple of hours, very pretty and comical in places especially the names of shops and firms. Well done to all the gardener's who must spend hours looking after it all.

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Thank sandra317
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the model village, the detail of all the models was incredible. Felt like it really took me back to my childhood seeing all the little sets. Says online it takes 2-3 hours but we got round in an hour maybe that's just cause we didn't have kids.

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Thank gsbc77
Kent, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just love model villages,but this is a particular favourite of mine.The gardens are immaculate and even if you are not keen on the models the gardens are worth the entry fee.I must say however that it seems that some of the railways have been removed and the last time I went there,a large model railway in a wooden shed... More 

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Thank Paul C
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited several model villages both in England and Overseas. This is by far the very best. The gardens surrounding the models are superb. There is such attention to detail that you will be amazed. Without spoiling the surprise an instance thst springs to mind is a house on fire and it even suddenly has flames (real flames) coming... More 

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Thank Marti J
Nottingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The scale of the place is amazing. I would have liked to have gone back in the evening to see the village with the lights on. Take your time, there is so much detail to see. We had a lovely sunny afternoon there.

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Thank wishtobeskinny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been a few times before but this place gets better. My son (6) loved it enough to switch off pokemon go! We spent a good 1.5 hours looking at all the scenes and searching for model rhinos of the full size which are a feature in Devon at the moment (summer 2016). Everything was clean and free of... More 

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Thank Clair S
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Model Village last week and although it is interesting it is very expensive for what you see. We paid £36.50 and we saw it all over 1h, so a very pricey experience. We have been visiting other interesting places in the East and SE of Devon (castles, waterfalls, etc) and we didn't feel this way towards what... More 

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Thank Bea G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Out door attraction, much better if you visit on a sunny day, tickets are fairly priced, beautiful place and well kept. They have a 4D cinema, small but serves the purpose. Difficult for people with joint problem to walk back up, has some steep curves. Also the ice cream is amazing on the roof top specially the caramel fudge.

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