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English Riviera Attractions

The English Riviera attracts visitors from around the world who are looking to experience a unique blend of stunning scenery, family entertainment and action-packed fun.

There are plenty of things to do in the English Riviera for families, groups and couples of all ages. Whether looking for outdoor pursuits, a touch of history or fun-filled attractions, days out on the English Riviera will create lifelong and treasured memories for all the family.

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With over 22 miles of coastline, visitors can’t escape the wealth of coastal and maritime pursuits that are available to them. From boat trips, fishing and sailing to Torquay’s more exhilarating beachfront watersports, adventure-seekers will revel in the superb selection of activities on offer. Away from the water, there is still plenty to do with an array of walking routes, cycling paths and spectacular gardens showcasing the fauna and flora that the English Riviera is renowned for.

Places to Go

Not just a seaside resort, days out on the English Riviera can also be filled with trips to the many exciting and fun-packed attractions. Treat the kids to a day out at Paignton Zoo, home to thousands of animals and acres of activities or visit Splashdown@Quaywest for some wet and wild fun. For a more educational expedition there are various attractions to be found, including the Geo Park which displays historical findings including the earliest human remains or discover more about the world's most famous mystery and crime writer, Agatha Christie who grew up in Torquay.

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  1. Torre Abbey Gardens

    Torre Abbey Gardens

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    Garden

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    Torquay

    Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Discover a world of poisons, antidotes and remedies in the serene setting of the Abbey grounds.

  2. Princess Theatre Torquay

    Princess Theatre Torquay

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    Theatre

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    Torquay

    Coming up in 2015: Oh What a Lovely War in March, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in July and Anything Goes in August along with a big variety of one night music and comedy shows.

  3. Coleton Fishacre

    National Trust - Coleton Fishacre

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    Historic House/Palace

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    Kingswear, Dartmouth

    Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds.

  4. Berry Head National Nature Reserve

    Berry Head National Nature Reserve

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

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    Brixham

    Berry Head National Nature Reserve guards the southern half of Tor Bay. One of the gateways to the English Riviera Global Geopark, it is an internationally-acclaimed heritage site, home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with...

  5. Babbacombe Theatre

    Babbacombe Theatre

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    Theatre

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    Torquay

    Variety shows, cabaret, stand-up, and concerts - all here at the brilliant Babbacombe Theatre.

  6. Award Winning Beaches on the English Riviera

    Award Winning Beaches on the English Riviera

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    Beach

    Location

    Torquay

    Awards are based on quality of management, cleanliness, water quality and other criteria. The most prestigious being the Blue Flag Awards.

    Other awards made to Torbay beaches include the Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Awards and the Good Beach Guide...

  7. Torquay Museum

    Torquay Museum

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    Museum

    Location

    Torquay

    Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum – a hands-on family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to see and do for children and adults alike.

  8. Brixham

    Brixham

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    Brixham

    Radiating a warmth of its own, Brixham nestles in the rugged cliffs at the southern end of the English Riviera.
    Life in Brixham centres around its pretty harbour, where you will absorb the many flavours of the town and its harbour.

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    The Spa Room at the Cary Arms

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    Spa

    Location

    Torquay

    The Spa Room at the Cary Arms in Devon offers guests the chance for total relaxation and indulgence.

    Kick back and enjoy the surroundings, soak up the south Devon view and go for a pamper. The Spa Room at the Cary Arms offer

  10. Babbacombe Downs

    Babbacombe Downs

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    Viewpoint

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    Torquay

    Beautiful Babbacombe Downs has the highest cliff top promenade in England, and on a clear day you can see right across to Portland Bill in Dorset.

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