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Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay

(4.4/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
Babbacombe Model Village is England in miniature. Over 400 models make up the village on over 1.6 hectares (4 acres) of rolling English pastures; it is entirely fictional, but famous English landmarks, such as Stonehenge, inspire many of the sites there. Puns are the wit of choice here, and you'll see no shortage of them in the business names, such as Terry Bull Gardening Service. Tom Dobbins created this miniature marvel, which includes an iconic English castle, windmills, and people. For Babbacombe Model Village and beyond, use our Torquay itinerary planner to get the most from your Torquay vacation.
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  • Great model village with a huge selection of buildings and characters. Even has a 6 hole mini golf course  more »
  • Visited here in the summer and this February we went again taking our daughter. She last visited the village in her pushchair over 40 years ago and the thatched house was on fire then! I was surprised...  more »
  • had a good time looking around and it was Christmassy and fun coffee was dear and not very nice nor the tea so will avoid cafĂ© a miserable older woman non helpful others complained about her while we ...  more »
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  • Amazing!!! Fabulous time for the whole family. Attention to detail is very high with the models. There is just so much to look at and take in. The children loved the new superhero mansion. 4d cinema is good value. The grounds are also beautifully kept. Turns into another world at dusk when the illuminations are turned on. Worth many repeat visits. Can't wait to return at Christmas!!
  • Visited here at Easter time, had a lovely time with my 3 year old looking for the Easter Eggs hidden around the place. Lots of funny things to look out for and it is very well maintained. Mini golf was a fun extra and the well known characters were fun to look at and spot. My only complaint would be the quite high entry cost for a place that you can get round easily in 1-2hrs and also having to pay for parking as the car park is a local council one. Well worth a visit if you have the cash!
  • It's a very nice place. Lot of little thing, to understand the local architecture and the old architecture. The gardens are perfect and the fire is really. I enjoy a lot. Also the shop is interesting to buy some present. Highly recommended.
  • Definitely worth a visit if in the area. Great effort goes into the models, with some interesting names. Fun for all the family with my personal favourite being "Wombley Stadium".
  • Amazing breath taking place to visit. The detail in all the models is fantastic my favourite is the real fire breathing dragon.well done to all the staff you have a gem of place here