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“Great way to travel to the beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
Attraction details
Bristol, England
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great way to travel to the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is a cheap day out, about £6 for all of us, little one loved it. at the bottom there is a little beach and loads of great (easy) walks around. Babbacombe itself is quite smart.

Visited April 2014
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English first
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Reasonably Priced And A Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This beautifully maintained cliff railway provides a fun and nostalgic way of reaching the beach. It is very reasonably priced, the staff were courteous, and it saved some very aching feet!

Visited April 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Definitely worth a go, especially if you walk down to the beach, getting the railway back up means that you avoid the steep walk back up the path. Very reasonably priced. The beach itself has gone massively downhill though! It needs a good revamp and a tidy up. I understand that nature has taken its toll and the storms have done some of the damage, but the buildings that were all boarded up just looked shabby. Part of the beach is currently closed off as there was a landslide. There is also scaffolding up in places. You currently cannot walk along to the other beach as the cliff path is closed off.

Visited March 2014
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Beautiful old traditional way of traveling down the hill! Takes you back a few years!
Brilliant upkeep of what's a very old railway!
Cheap fairs only £2PP return, the cabins where very clean and well kept!
A must for any visitor in the area!

Due to the recent adverse weather conditions the visitors centre on the sea front was just an empty shell as the rest has blown away! However I'm sure this would be sorted soon!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Great Fun - beautifully preserved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

A beautifully preserved cliff railway at Babbacombe near Torquay. The railway runs from the cliff top to the beach far below and is without doubt the best way to travel between the two. The fare is just £2 return - a bargain (and you can help yourself to a complimentary tea or coffee when you wait for the 'up' car). A delightful journey with interest for everyone.

Visited March 2014
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