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Godshill Model Village

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High Street, Godshill PO38 3HH, England
+44 1983 840270
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There is free parking just down the road, and lots of interesting shops and walks in Godshill, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Freddyminster
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Braintree, United Kingdom
FANTASTIC

Have been going to the Isle of Wight for over 20 years and never visited this place, gone through... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
janet b
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Open from March to October. Authentic retro attraction that will take you on a trip down memory lane. Beautifully recreated models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages as they were in the 1920's and 30's. Passionate about details, the models are true representations of the houses, cottages and pubs you can still see in the 'real world'. NHS Partner Garden supporting the work of the Royal Horticultural Society. The gardens are packed with conifers and shrubs in the Japanese style of Niwaki, that will make you want to dash home and start gardening... Our customers tell us we inspire them or that they would like to take one of our gardeners home with them!
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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Godshill PO38 3HH, England
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+44 1983 840270
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is free parking just down the road, and lots of interesting shops and walks in Godshill, the model village is the icing on the cake. It is not "just" a model village, every building is based on actual buildings and streets in Godshill. They...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been going to the Isle of Wight for over 20 years and never visited this place, gone through Godshill but so busy never stopped. Went for the weekend and went to the model village, got there for 10 am when it opens, could not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If youre on the island its definitely a great place to visit. Very quaint and not something you'd always see. Very well priced and there's lots of deals you can get. Plenty of parking down the road. The shop is full of tat but some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice place to spend an hour or so. Really nicely laid out with great attention to detail. The plants around the model village are stunning, hats off to the gardeners they do a great job. Really well maintained model village with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say! We had a brilliant hour and a half here wandering the gardens with our 1 and 4 year old. The whole place is spotlessly clean, very well laid out and so interesting. I particularly liked the oak hedges.. (a bit sad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went today with my mum for her 85th birthday. We last went in the seventies! We were completely blown away by the detail, the level of care that has gone into the landscaping which was just stunning. It was larger than we remembered too. Will...More

Thank Paula R
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Model V, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paula R, Fantastic to hear that you and your mother tenured after all this time. Many thanks for the super review. Kind regards, Stuart

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with a large family group of mixed ages, and this was truly "fun for all the family". There was plenty for all of us to enjoy looking at. The younger children enjoyed searching for the red squirrels, the older children particularly appreciated the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just couldn't visit Godshill without seeing the model village. My partner has never been to the IOW and I wasn't sure if it would be his thing but he loved it. Well worth the 4.95 each entrance fee. Well done team it was better than...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit whether you are young or old. The model village is contained within 2 acres of gardens with over 3000 miniature trees and shrubs. The buildings are generally to a scale of 1/10. As well as the buildings there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here. The attraction is worth a visit for adults and children and not over priced. Car parking is free just down the road. The landscaping is excellent and the buildings of a reasonable quality. Dont take the figures too seriously however...More

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Lyn P
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Response from RunningSteve | Reviewed this property |
There is a website. Tripadvisor doesn't like links, so we can't put it down directly, but the website is modelvillagegodshill followed by the usual for a UK company. There is a page for information on groups, and it says to... More
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Response from Emma W | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are allowed but it needs to be kept on a leash
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Response from peterw1960 | Reviewed this property |
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