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Torquay, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Torbados
'Torbados' is one of the most exceptional places to visit in Devon. The heart of The English Riviera, Torquay is, in parts, sublime. It surprised us, too.

The coast
Whilst most people arrive by car or train, perhaps the best introduction is by the South West Coast Path.

Heading into town from the east (ie, from Hope's Nose past Meadfoot Beach and Daddyhole Cove towards Living Coasts) there are magnificent views of the marina with the HiFlyer Balloon beyond. Tor Bay opens out in front of you with views south to another cracking Riviera town, Brixham, and Berry Head Forts.

Town
The town itself is dominated by Torquay Marina around which are ornamental gardens, a superb pier, Victorian terraces and an extensive promenade. There are numerous beaches in the area (Meadfoot Beach, Babbacombe Beach and Harbour, Oddicombe Beach, Paignton Beach, Goodrington Sands and Broadsands Beach (The English Riviera)), many of which have red sand which is a remnant of Torbay's rich geological past.

If you're heading to Torquay, we'd recommend an afternoon at Kents Cavern which is part of the The English Riviera Geopark, the world's first urban Geopark.

Local attractions
This area of South West England is one of the most popular holiday and weekend break destinations in the UK. It follows that there are scores of top attractions. Take a look at our 'Top 10 Recommendations' section for ideas.

Babbacombe, Paignton, Goodrington and Brixham are all close by and form The English Riviera.


Top 10 Recommendations

Top 10 Hotels
Selected from the best Hotels in Torquay we've listed our top 10.
Top 10 Things To Do
Selected from the best Things To Do in Torquay we've listed our top 10.
Top 10 Beaches
Selected from the best Beaches in Torquay we've listed our top 10.
Top 10 Views
Selected from the best Views in Torquay we've listed our top 10.
Top 10 Rainy Days Out
Selected from the best Rainy Days Out in Torquay we've listed our top 10.

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Local Attractions  [See more Attractions]

HiFlyer Balloon

Located in Torquay, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Balloon offering unique views of Torquay and The English Riviera. Rises to 400 feet above ground level, an outing in the balloon taking about 15 minutes. Located behind Torre Abbey Sands across the water from Princess Pi...

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Torre Abbey Sands, Devon

Located in Torquay, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

English Riviera beach close to Torre Abbey and the HiFlyer Balloon. Princess Pier, Princess Gardens, Torquay Marina and Living Coasts are a short walk away along the waterfront...

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Torre Abbey

Located in Torquay, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Once the wealthiest abbey of its kind in England, today Torre Abbey is one of the most complete and important examples in the country . Open daily all year round, Torre Abbey is in the heart of Torquay within The English...

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Lindum Lodge, Torquay
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 15; Rates: 50 - 50 Per Night

The Lindum is a family-run hotel providing a high standard of comfort and service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere...

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Howden Court Hotel, Torquay
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 32; Rates: 64 - 93 Per Night

Originally built in 1860, this Victorian property is ideally located just a short walk from Torquaya s beach and harbour, and still retains many of its original features...

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Torcroft Hotel, Torquay
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Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 15; Rates: 29 - 73 Per Night

An elegant Victorian villa set in its own grounds with delightful garden and ample parking We guarantee a warm welcome at this family-run hotel that offers a high standard of accommodation and service...

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