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“Fascinating!”

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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Essex, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fascinating!”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Wasn't sure when we saw this , but following previous reviews we popped in. It really is amazingly clever, attention to detail stunning, even our 16 year and 12 year old children were amazed! You really aren't there long and I think it was about 15ish pounds to get in, but we've never seen anything like it outside if legoland style stuff before!

Visited August 2014
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear HOLLYOHSouthend
Very glad you took a chance on visiting us and that you all enjoyed it!
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review.
Best wishes
Penny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Very interesting and beautiful on a sunny day, we liked the humorous little touches for example the faces on the characters. The kids loved this, not too badly priced and even did family rates for a family of five which is not often seen, we'll worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Peter R
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Peter R
So glad you enjoyed the humorous elements of the Model Village - shows you must have really paid attention on your way round.
Best wishes
Penny
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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438 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“What a lovely place”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Godshill is a lovely village and even though it's small it has a number of good attractions- the Model Village is one of the best. Compared to other model villages we've visited (that took around 15 mins to visit) this one has much more to see and the level of detail has to be seen to be believed. Definitely worth visiting

Visited July 2014
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Thank BobBonHere
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear BobBonHere
Many thanks for your lovely recommendation!
Best wishes
Penny
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Mindblowing”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This place is a-maz-ing. This is something the whole family can enjoy, I used to come here when I was 10 with my parents and grandparents. My Grandad in particular loved to show us all the model trains and farms. It's just so mind blowing that people have spent so long making these models and then positioning them in the way that they have to make it such a great experience to walk around and gaze at! Love visiting this place, as it brings back many memories of my Grandad and our Isle of Wight holidays.

Visited September 2013
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Thank browneyedowl
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Amy F
Many thanks for your lovely review and kind words.

So glad you enjoyed coming here with your Grandad and that you have precious memories bound up with the Model Village.

Look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit the Island.
Best wishes
Penny
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We visited last year and we are still talking about it.It has left a lasting impression upon us and we often look at the many photos we took of the model houses. The craftsmanship is incredible.I wished we lived nearer (than Sidmouth) so we could visit more often.

Visited September 2013
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Thank dekofnot
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hudsontravel, Owner at Godshill Model Village, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Dear dekofnot
Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy that you still look at the photos of your visit here! Do come back and say Hello if you return to the Island.
Best wishes
Penny
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