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  1. The outside pool at The Grand Hotel, Torquay, Devon
    For old world grandeur and traditional British charm, the Grand has been Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years. Overlooking one of the finest bays, this elegant Victorian hotel offers 132 individually styled bedrooms, The Grand spa, AA rosette restaurant 1881 and is surrounded by 22 miles of spectacular Devon coastline. Our individual and comfortably furnished bedrooms, spread over 4 floors – many with wonderful sea views of Torbay. We offer a variety of room categories, from single and double rooms to family rooms and suites. All have en-suite bathrooms and offer tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, TV and toiletries as standard.
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  2. A warm welcome awaits you at Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boats. We provide steam train travel, river and sea cruises across the English Riviera and along the beautiful river Dart in South Devon. We are open from February half term right through to November (plus our winter steam train service run in November and December on selected dates). The stunning Train of Lights and famous Santa Express services also run on selected dates in December. The Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton runs for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Goodrington Sands, Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Greenway Halt and on to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right acro
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  3. If you are interested in visiting Greenway House and Garden, take a nostalgic trip with us and arrive the way Agatha Christie used to - by steam train!!
  4. The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today.
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  5. Bed & Breakfast Accommodation by the Seaside
    Want to feel like one of the family? Our Devon bed and breakfast puts out the welcome mat every year to thousands of visitors enjoying the sea.
  6. Summer Breaks
    You don’t need to travel abroad to find sun, sand and surf. It’s a lot less stressful and much easier on the pocket to visit the English Riviera

Featured Events

Brixham Pirate Festival, Brixham, Devon

Brixham Pirate Festival

Openings

Brixham Pirate Festival 2020

2nd May 2020-4th May 2020
Carousel at Paignton Festival, Paignton, Devon

Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival Week)

Openings

Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival Week) 2019

27th July 2019-4th August 2019

Paignton Festival Fireworks

27th July 2019

Party on the Green

27th July 2019

Torbay Carnival Procession

31st July 2019

Dubs at the Beach 2019

4th August 2019

Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival Week) 2020

25th July 2020-2nd August 2020
Torbay Royal Regatta, Torquay, Devon

Torbay Royal Regatta

Openings

Torbay Royal Regatta 2019

22nd August 2019-26th August 2019

Torbay Royal Regatta 2020

21st August 2020-24th August 2020
Fresh hake cooked for the Seafood FEAST, Brixham in Devon.

England's Seafood FEAST

Openings

England's Seafood FEAST 2019

20th September 2019-6th October 2019
Torbay Airshow 2019 in flight in Paignton, Devon

The English Riviera Airshow

Openings

Torbay Air Show 2020

6th June 2020-7th June 2020
Train of Lights in Devon aerial with smoke

Train of Lights 2019

Openings

Devon Train of Lights

29th November 2019-1st December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

6th December 2019-8th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

10th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

14th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

16th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

18th December 2019-23rd December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

27th December 2019-30th December 2019
BMAD Motorbike Festival

BMAD Motorbike Festival

Openings

BMAD Motorbike Festival 2020

1st May 2020-3rd May 2020
Torbay Airshow 2019 in flight in Paignton, Devon

Torbay Airshow

Openings

Torbay Air Show 2020

6th June 2020-7th June 2020
Agatha Christie roller skating with friends in Torquay, Devon

International Agatha Christie Festival

Openings

International Agatha Christie Festival

12th September 2019-15th September 2019

Agatha Christie Day

15th September 2020
Torbay Steam Fair, Churston, Near Brixham, Devon

Torbay Steam Fair

Openings

Torbay Steam Fair 2019

2nd August 2019-4th August 2019

Torbay Steam Fair 2020

31st July 2020-2nd August 2020
Torbay Easter Hockey Festival, Paignton, Devon

Torbay Easter Hockey Festival

Openings

Torbay Easter Hockey Festival 2020

10th April 2020-13th April 2020
BrixFest Brixham, Devon

BrixFest Brixham

Openings

Brixfest 2020

23rd May 2020-27th May 2020
J70 World Championship, Torquay, Devon

J70 World Championship

Openings

J70 World Championship

30th August 2019-5th September 2019
Paignton Regatta

Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week

Openings

Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week 2019

10th August 2019-18th August 2019

Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week 2020

8th August 2020-16th August 2020
Children's Week Paignton, Devon

Children's Week

Openings

Children's Week 2019

20th August 2019-24th August 2019

Childrens week family sci-fi day

24th August 2019

Children's Week 2020

18th August 2020-22nd August 2020

Featured Events

Brixham Pirate Festival, Brixham, Devon

Brixham Pirate Festival

Openings

Brixham Pirate Festival 2020

2nd May 2020-4th May 2020
Carousel at Paignton Festival, Paignton, Devon

Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival Week)

Openings

Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival Week) 2019

27th July 2019-4th August 2019

Paignton Festival Fireworks

27th July 2019

Party on the Green

27th July 2019

Torbay Carnival Procession

31st July 2019

Dubs at the Beach 2019

4th August 2019

Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival Week) 2020

25th July 2020-2nd August 2020
Torbay Royal Regatta, Torquay, Devon

Torbay Royal Regatta

Openings

Torbay Royal Regatta 2019

22nd August 2019-26th August 2019

Torbay Royal Regatta 2020

21st August 2020-24th August 2020
Fresh hake cooked for the Seafood FEAST, Brixham in Devon.

England's Seafood FEAST

Openings

England's Seafood FEAST 2019

20th September 2019-6th October 2019
Torbay Airshow 2019 in flight in Paignton, Devon

The English Riviera Airshow

Openings

Torbay Air Show 2020

6th June 2020-7th June 2020
Train of Lights in Devon aerial with smoke

Train of Lights 2019

Openings

Devon Train of Lights

29th November 2019-1st December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

6th December 2019-8th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

10th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

14th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

16th December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

18th December 2019-23rd December 2019

Devon Train of Lights

27th December 2019-30th December 2019
BMAD Motorbike Festival

BMAD Motorbike Festival

Openings

BMAD Motorbike Festival 2020

1st May 2020-3rd May 2020
Torbay Airshow 2019 in flight in Paignton, Devon

Torbay Airshow

Openings

Torbay Air Show 2020

6th June 2020-7th June 2020
Agatha Christie roller skating with friends in Torquay, Devon

International Agatha Christie Festival

Openings

International Agatha Christie Festival

12th September 2019-15th September 2019

Agatha Christie Day

15th September 2020
Torbay Steam Fair, Churston, Near Brixham, Devon

Torbay Steam Fair

Openings

Torbay Steam Fair 2019

2nd August 2019-4th August 2019

Torbay Steam Fair 2020

31st July 2020-2nd August 2020
Torbay Easter Hockey Festival, Paignton, Devon

Torbay Easter Hockey Festival

Openings

Torbay Easter Hockey Festival 2020

10th April 2020-13th April 2020
BrixFest Brixham, Devon

BrixFest Brixham

Openings

Brixfest 2020

23rd May 2020-27th May 2020
J70 World Championship, Torquay, Devon

J70 World Championship

Openings

J70 World Championship

30th August 2019-5th September 2019
Paignton Regatta

Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week

Openings

Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week 2019

10th August 2019-18th August 2019

Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week 2020

8th August 2020-16th August 2020
Children's Week Paignton, Devon

Children's Week

Openings

Children's Week 2019

20th August 2019-24th August 2019

Childrens week family sci-fi day

24th August 2019

Children's Week 2020

18th August 2020-22nd August 2020

English Riviera Blog

  1. Family attractions passes on The English Riviera

    Stay savvy this summer with these top family money saving ideas

    18th June 2019
  2. Torbay wins prestigious beach awards for six beaches in 2019

    Torbay's beaches are awarded a record six prestigious Blue Flag Awards!

    15th May 2019
  3. Great beer gardens in Torbay, beer garden in Devon

    Soak up the sun this summer in these great Devon beer gardens.

    12th June 2019
  4. Torquay & Paignton Best Seaside Towns UK

    Torquay & Paignton in Top 10 UK seaside towns for families.

    10th June 2019
  5. Hotel swimming pools in Torquay

    Fancy a place with a swimming pool this summer? Look no further!

    17th June 2019
  6. Places to eat fish and chips on The English Riviera

    Find the freshest and finest fish and chips on The English Riviera

    4th June 2019

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