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“Babbacombe cliff railway” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Babbacombe
Ranked #4 of 63 things to do in Torquay
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Goonhavern, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Babbacombe cliff railway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Loved the funicular railway down the cliff to the beach the kids thought this was great! The staff were friendly and it's wonderful that the community stepped into save it and keep it going. Well worth a trip down to the beach on this!

Visited July 2014
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“Lovely views but the shore leaves a lot to be desired”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

There are wonderful cliff top views and a decent cafe or two. Parts of the cliff edges collapsed after this winters storms and the resultant rockfall/landslide looks very impressive. There is a steep walk down to the shore or you can take the furnicular. The Cary Arms pub in the right hand corner of the bay is lovely and well worth a visit but as for the rest of the 'beach' area adjacent to where the furnicular terminates, frankly it would look better if the remainder of the cliff rocks fell down and buried it completely as it is just a concrete monstrosity. That said the water was crystal clear and there were some other stretches of the bay that have been spared being buried under a concrete slab which are much more enjoyable.

Visited July 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Babbacombe visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

People were very kind and helpful. The cafes were lovely and we enjoyed wandering round the small shops and the ambiance of this little gem of a place. Well kept and so clean and pretty with flowers and gardens well kept.

Visited July 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

What a lovely place, relatively flat and quiet with the most fantastic views. We really enjoyed pottering around and people watching from our hotel, The Downs Hotel. Already pencilled in a return trip.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Sad little village”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Getting a bit run down, and tired. The beach was difficult to get to and very rocky though the water was clear for snorkelling

Visited July 2014
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