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Babbacombe Model Village village green

Babbacombe Model Village Torquay

A Big Day Out at Britain’s Largest Model Village! AS FEATURED ON BBC TV Visit this famous Torquay attraction to take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles,...

Babbacombe Model Village village green

Babbacombe Model Village Torquay

A Big Day Out at Britain’s Largest Model...

St Marychurch Precinct Torquay

St Marychurch Precinct Torquay

Just a short stroll from Babbacombe reveals the...

Bygones Torquay

Bygones Torquay

Find the unexpected at Bygones with three floors...

St Marychurch

St Marychurch is a pretty little town with a pedestrianised centre that’s a real change from the usual high street. It has lots of independently owned boutiques and family-run businesses and its unique personality is why so many people fall in love with St Marychurch and come back year after year.

Located on the edge of Torquay, St Marychurch is just a little further on from the iconic redstone cliffs of Babbacombe, and is one of the undiscovered jewels of the English Riviera.

Witness a bygone era

One of the main attractions of St Marychurch is Bygones, an Aladdin’s Cave of delights that brings Britain’s past to life. The main highlight is a life-size authentically created Victorian street, but there is much more besides. From a 28-foot model railway to a mock-up of World War I trenches and a 1950s shopping arcade, Bygones promises a fascinating day out for the whole family.

Small, yet perfectly formed

St Marychurch is small, but manages to pack in a lot in without feeling overcrowded. The best way to experience it is by simply wandering amongst its shops and absorbing the calm and pleasant atmosphere. Finally, be sure to take a closer look at St Marychurch’s two churches, which dominate the Torquay skyline.

St Marychurch remains a uniquely character-filled destination full of fascinating shops, great accommodation and plenty to see and do. This makes it well worth a visit during your stay on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.

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