Babbacombe, Torquay

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  • Address: Babbacombe, Torquay, Torbay TQ1, UK, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 EUR
  • Tags: Village, Family And Kids
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About Babbacombe, Torquay

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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