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Babbacombe Downs

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Babbacombe Downs is situated approximately 300 feet above sea level, overlooking Babbacombe Bay and Lyme Bay. On a clear day you can see right across to Portland Bill in Dorset. Take an idyllic walk along the promenade - the highest cliff top promenade in England. It's the perfect place to relax and gaze out to sea, and there are plenty of eateries around for when you get a little peckish!

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Two of the UK’s very best green spaces are in Torbay!

Princess Gardens, including Royal Terrace Gardens, and Babbacombe Downs have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best green spaces in the world.

16 July 2019

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History

In 1846, Queen Victoria wrote: 'It's a beautiful spot... red cliffs and rocks with wooded hills like Italy and reminding one of a ballet or play where nymphs appear - such rocks and grottoes, with the deepest sea on which there was no ripple.'  Over 150 years later, it still feels the same as you stand and look across...