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Bondville Model Village – one of Bridlington’s hidden gems

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If you are lucky enough to stay at one of the idyllic holiday cottages in Bridlington this summer, you might not even know about another village within walking distance. Bondville Model Village can draw model enthusiasts from up and down the UK, but if models aren’t usually your thing, you might not even know about this hidden gem.

Situated on the outskirts of Bridlington is Sewerby, home to Bondville Model Village. This almost surreal collection of 200 beautifully designed buildings – including a castle and harbour – is literally a town within a town! Of course, it goes without saying that Bondville Model Village is a big hit with kids and adults alike who find themselves immersed in the idyllic landscape and marvelling at the intricacy of the models.

A snapshot of village life

Take a look down at Bondville Model Village and you will see amazingly lifelike features, including villagers themselves going about their business. The train is in full working order, and fishing boats are moored in the harbour.

It is a unique family attraction which is easy to miss, but just a short walk away from your Bridlington holiday cottages, at the top of the Sewerby Cliffs. Everything from the shops to the cottages and houses is handcrafted, and Bondville Model Village took two years to come to fruition.

It’s common for visitors to remark that Bondville Model Village reminds them of a real-life location, so when you see it for yourself, remember to allow your imagination to take over. It is the accurate scale of Bondville Model Village which is one of the elements that makes it so breathtaking – it is so very realistic, just on a smaller scale, of course.

Bondville Model Village offers wheelchair access, and young babies in prams are welcome, making this a treat of a day out for all the family. At the end of your visit, don’t forget to drop into the Little Treasure Gifts and Sweet Shop, for gifts, ice cream and cakes.

So while there are plenty of attractions to see in and around Bridlington this year, ensure that the size of Bondville Model Village means you don’t miss it!

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