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“Little Gem.”

Godshill Model Village
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Godshill
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Norwich
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Little Gem.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Having a super model village in the town where we live, I was hoping for the same as were my children. It was very beautifully presented and maintained. The children had a quiz sheet to fill out, which eventually went by the wayside. We loved the scaled down Shanklin. Having another village to compare meant we liked it but not as much as our local one.
The gift shop at the end was very reasonably priced in this "made for tourists" village. Worth a visit.

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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear NorfolkGirl77
Thank you for popping in to see us and doing a comparison with your local Model Village - glad you came away feeling it had been worth your time visiting.
Best wishes
Penny
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Picturesque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Model village is very detailed in every way.children and adults should enjoy immensely,not to expensive either.It is also over looked by Godshill church which is worth a look which leads to some lovely thatched cottages.

Visited May 2014
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Wayne C
Thank you for posting a review. Great to hear you enjoyed the Model Village and that you took the time to wander on up to the real Church too.
Best wishes
Penny
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

This was a lovely visit. It was nice to have a good look around and wander freely. We didn't have time to visit the gardens so just stayed in the model village. Well worth a visit. My favourite was the model in the model in the model! Amazing detail!

Visited May 2014
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Seb O
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your comments.
Best wishes
Penny
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west midlands
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Very good attraction to visit, very good model display good value for money as entrance fee was very reasonable, there is a free car park just past the venue.

Visited May 2014
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear bartmanwestmids,
Thanks for writing a review. Great news that you enjoyed your visit and found us good value for money.
Best wishes
Penny
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Epping, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful - Every big little girls dream!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Godshill Model Village is stunning!!! Everything is perfect and beautiful!!! I'm sure every little girl will want a mini model village in their garden!! Look out for the model of the model village and the streaker!!! Great fun!! Great value too at just £4.50 per adult!!!

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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Claire G
Thank you for your lovely comments! What a lovely review!
Best wishes
Penny
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