Babbacombe

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  • Address: Babbacombe, Torquay, Torbay TQ1, UK, TQ1 3SL, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-01803312233
  • Ticket Price: 10 EUR
  • Tags: Village, Family And Kids, Healthcare, Physicians, Landmarks

Babbacombe - Review

It is a district of Torquay located in Devon and is one of the most beautiful places on the English Riviera. It also has two beaches, one the Babbacombe beach, which is a small pebble beach and second the Oddicombe beach, which is a long, red and sandy beach. It is mostly famous for its village park.

This fictional village was set up by Tom Dobbins in 1963. The place has beautiful gardens and a pleasant atmosphere to relax and refresh your mind. It is built on about 4 acres of land and has various models including that of a train track and many buildings based on UK prototypes and landmarks.

The following features of Babbacombe and the fictional village never fails to attract visitors-

Many models are on display following architectural styles of the Medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian times.

  • The model of a fire-breathing dragon on the medieval castle.
  • The iconic Stonehenge, the shard and the thatched roof huts.
  • The stunning view across the Lyme Bay.
  • The cliff railway to the Oddicombe beach.
  • Within walking distance is the St. Mary church along with a beautiful shopping destination with shops to suit all tastes.
  • An evening show at the Babbacombe theatre is also desirable.
  • The Bygones Victorian Street Museum is just round the corner as well.
  • The Babbacombe beach
  • The Babbacombe Theatre
  • The railway cliff
  • The waterfalls

Babbacombe is an ideal location for spending a quiet and peaceful holiday in the serene greenery of the surrounding valleys.

Babbacombe Information

  • The village tour can be enjoyed more during the daytime except when there are events in the evening.
  • Babbacombe district should be visited preferably in the drier months.
  • Make sure you do not miss out on the colorful daily events like the evening illuminations, Easter Trail, ‘Alice In A Miniature Wonderland‘ & ‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Part’y, Halloween’s Evenings of Mini Horrors, Christmas at Modern Village.
  • Taste the delicious food range available in the Hanbury’s fish and chip shop and lip smacking drinks at the Cary Arms.
  • Try to catch atleast one show at the Babbacombe theatre.
  • Hop into the streets of St. Marychurch and experience the ideal shopping destination.

Babbacombe Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the district is open for all and is free.
  • The admission charges to the Babbacombe model village are- Adults- 10.50 Pounds.
  • Senior citizens- 9.50 Pounds.
  • For a family of four- 34.50 Pounds.

Babbacombe Opening and Closing Hours

Opening Timings:

  • The timings for entry to the village are-
  • January 1st to 31st- 10:30 am.
  • February 1st to 28th- 10:30 am.
  • March 1st to 24th October- 10:00 am.
  • October 25th to December 31st- 10:30 am.
  • Entry into the district is open all day.

Closing Timings:

  • Entry to the district is never restricted. For people staying in the model village gates are closed at:
  • January 6th to 31st- 04:00 pm.
  • March 1st to 13th April- 04:30 pm.
  • April 14th to 21st- 05:00 pm.
  • April 22nd to May 23rd- 05:30 pm.
  • May 24th to June 1st- 10:30 pm.
  • June 2nd to 30th- 05:30 pm.
  • July 1st to September 12th- Monday to Friday – 10:30 pm.
  • Saturday & Sunday – 05:30 pm.
  • September 13th to October 24th- 05:30 pm.
  • October 25th to 31st- 10:00 pm.
  • November 1st to December 12th- 04:00 pm.
  • December 13th to January 2nd- 05:00 pm.
  • Time duration to visit is for 6 to 7 days.

How To reach Babbacombe by Public Transport

  • Service 22 from Paignton Town to St. Mary church.
  • Service 32 from The Willows Shopping to St. Mary church.
  • Service 11 from Dawlish to St. Mary church.

Restaurants Near Babbacombe

  • The Bay Tree Cafe
  • The Coffee House
  • Driftwood café
  • Memories Bistro

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TripHobo Highlights for Babbacombe

  • Babbacombe Address: Babbacombe, Torquay, Torbay TQ1, UK, TQ1 3SL, United Kingdom
  • Babbacombe Contact Number: +1-01803312233
  • Babbacombe Timing: 24-hrs
  • Babbacombe Price: 10 EUR
  • Best time to visit Babbacombe(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Babbacombe

  • 95% of people who visit Torquay include Babbacombe in their plan

  • 58.71% of people start their Babbacombe visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Babbacombe

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Babbacombe

People normally club together Torquay Railway Station (torquay) and Babbacombe Model Village while planning their visit to Babbacombe.

People also prefer to start their day with Babbacombe.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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