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Babbacombe Cliff Railway

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Babbacombe Cliff Railway
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Built in 1926 this fabulous, funicular railway has transported hundreds of thousands of people up and down the cliffs from Babbacombe to Oddicombe. Popular with holidaymakers and locals a trip to the English Riviera is not complete without a visit...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
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All reviews oddicombe beach run by volunteers short journey return ticket piece of history great ride steep climb smooth ride lovely beach degrees west small museum unique experience cary arms walked down walk up lovely trip worth a trip
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great way to visit the beach and its first class restaurant The beach is small and secluded and has a snack bar and full restaurant

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brian k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little railway. Well maintained. Run by friendly staff. We visited on 29th December and when we got off at the top my children were both given a present by the train operator - a nice high quality book each - a lovely touch. Thank...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoonsterUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went up on the rail & had the carriage to ourselves due to being low season. It was great for the views and an enjoyablely different think to do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dartmoor-pony
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The funicular railway links Babbacombe Downs with Oddicombe Beach. The journey only takes a couple of minutes but it's a fun way to travel and the views are lovely. The railway has been restored and there is step free access throughout. When you reach the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 25 November 2018

A beautifully renovated cliff railway is a must for visitors to this area. It is lovingly tended by staff and volunteers and was a highlight of our trip to Devon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alison C
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We visited Babbacombe Cliff Railway, weather wise it was a cold blowy day, so not many people around. The first noticeable thing was the price, very reasonable for a return journey. I suppose you could walk down and get The carriage back up. But it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phil C
Reviewed 9 November 2018

£2.60 return or £2 one way and the one way is best going up, walk down and use the lift to return. I found the volunteers very friendly and wanting to tell us a bit as we expressed an interest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Albert H
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Didn’t think this would be open in November but so happy it was! We were staying at the Cary Arms so we walked on the scenic coastal path from Babbacombe Bay, thinking everything at the other side would be closed. But instead we were greeted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RitaInspired
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely attraction and useful transport link , great engineering, fantastic coastal views. Friendly staff. Good value tickets and also souvenirs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SAH4390
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

As others have said, this is a great way to get down and/or up from the beach. £2 one way or £2:80 return. Very cheap. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
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charlenem497
3 July 2017|
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Response from Ali264163 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. Yes, the cliff railway is wheelchair friendly BUT you will need a fairly strong wheelchair attendant because the paths around it are very steep. At the top there is a small path which is sign posted... More
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Trisha K
7 April 2017|
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Response from BabbCliffRail | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Trisha and thank you for your enquiry. There is usually parking along Babbacombe Downs which is on the flat or in nearby side streets. Alternatively if walking is a problem there is a coach drop off point... More
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schnauzermum
2 September 2015|
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Response from BelleVue2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Dogs are allowed on the Cliff Railway at the operators discretion. However, Dogs are not allowed onto the actual Oddicombe Beach itself between 1st May and 30th September. However, on the next beach along, Babbacombe... More
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