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Babbacombe, Torquay

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A district notable for its model village, beach, and cliff-top green, Babbacombe is a leisurely area full of all things English. Visit the Babbacombe Downs for the races, or take a short ride on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway for pleasant views. The Church of All Saints is constructed of local marble and houses some remarkable stonework. The model village is a miniature of the town itself, but with ironically named shops and cafes that tend to inspire giggles from visitors. Check out the district's website for special events. Make Babbacombe a centerpiece of your Torquay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Torquay trip planning tool .
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  • Visited Babbacombe in August loads to see all close to each other namely Bygones old times shop museum, Kents caverns the model village, the cliff railway down to a great beach Kents caverns are a bit...  more »
  • Stayed in Babbacombe last month, was very pleased at how clean it was. Babbacombe has not been spoilt with lots of shops and make a good base for a restful holiday.  more »
  • This is a beautiful part of Devon a bus ride from Torquay. Or if you're feeling like a walk can be done in 45 mins. Lovely hotels, cafe's a Cliff tram leading down to the beach or again a nice walk do...  more »

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When you book a room at a seafront hotel in Torquay, you can take full advantage of English Riviera's famous golden sands and clean swimming facilities, all within walking distance of the town center. Many top-quality seafront hotels offer everything from spa treatments and indoor heated swimming pools, to award-winning bars and front-facing rooms overlooking the town's waterfront promenade. For a less expensive and more romantic alternative deeper inland, consider staying at a private cottage, where you can enjoy privacy and comfort minutes from picturesque coastal paths, pubs, wine bars, and shops. 
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