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“Model Village Babbacombe”

Babbacombe Model Village
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$12.43*
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Babbacombe Model Village
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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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. See website for opening times
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is the first time to Babbacombe , but the model village came highly recommended to us. Sure enough we were not disappointed , it was much better than we expected. It takes between 2-3 hours to see everything properly .

Thank anniegocanny
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"fire breathing dragon"
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"cinema experience"
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"the dragon"
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"lit up"
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"well worth a visit"
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"free return"
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"mini golf"
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"crazy golf"
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"hard work"
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

40yrs later, I revisited and was still very impressed with this model village. Signs on buildings and vehicles still amused me. Given 4 as I asked two of the gardeners the name of 2 shrubs and they didn't know. A little expensive even with discount for 'pensioners' but would still recommend.

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Well worth a visit. Not cheap for what it is but worth it when you can go back for free within 7 days to see it again at night. 4d cinema good but too short.

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've visited this place around 3 times in the last 15years and its still amazing. I will say it is overpriced, which is a shame because I think it puts families off visiting. The detail of the figures is truly impressive with each little area really interesting. The kids love seeing the trains and the fire breathing dragon or the city lights. It's just a must to visit if your in the area. One other problem is their are lots of steps so not good if your in a wheel chair or have children in push chairs

Thank Sparrowlegs17
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We picked a sunny day to visit as this is obviously an outdoor attraction. Plenty of fun to be had if you visit with a light-hearted approach and there’s plenty to see. The more you stand and look at an exhibit the more you notice subtle little signs or people. We took up the option of the 4-D film but were quite under-whelmed, on the plus side it was only £1 extra. Although we walked from another attraction we noticed that there is a charge for parking here.

Thank WirralTiger
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