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Torquay

Torquay

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Torre Abbey Gardens

Torre Abbey Gardens

Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Inspired by the life of crime writer Agatha Christie, the Abbey’s head gardener dug deep into the murky world of poisons, antidotes and remedies in Christie’s novels and created a garden featuring a variety of...

Torre Abbey Gardens

Torre Abbey Gardens

Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to...

Templestowe Hotel entertainment

Templestowe Hotel

Owned by award winning Majestic Tours, and the...

Torquay Harbour & Marina

Torquay Harbour & Marina

Torquay Harbour has close links with the leisure...

Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum

Travel back through 400 million years of time at...

Living Coasts Torquay

Living Coasts Torquay

Living Coasts, Torquay's award-winning coastal...

Avron House Bed & Breakfast

Avron House Bed & Breakfast

Andrew & William welcome you to our lovely,...

Torquay

If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade.

Torquay - a jewel by the sea

But Torquay is about much more than just sun, sea and sand. The town falls within the UNESCO-supported English Riviera Global Geopark, a unique area where cavemen and prehistoric beasts once roamed. You can experience it close up at  Kents Cavern, home to the oldest fragment of the modern human species ever found in Europe.

If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay.

For an unforgettable visit for the entire family, check out Torquay’s Living Coasts coastal zoo, which features exciting indoor and outdoor exhibits including Penguin Beach, Fur Seal Cove and Octopus Odyssey. You can even get combined Living Coasts and Paignton Zoo tickets.

There’s a year-round calendar of events in Torquay, including the popular Torbay Royal Regatta with displays from the Red Arrows, and you can often catch top West End shows at the Princess Theatre. For fabulous views, ascend the illuminated staircase at Royal Terrace Gardens.

Did we mention the beaches?

It’s impossible to talk about Torquay without mentioning the award-winning beaches and watersports such as scuba diving and waterskiing. There’s also the Waves Leisure Pool, offering all-weather watery fun for the whole family.

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