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Join us for memorable walks around The English Riviera
We’ll convey stories and fascinating facts about the people and events which have shaped its history
We go out every day, in virtually all weathers and offer walks which vary in time from 1½ hours to 3 hours
Social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the tour
Currently, the maximum group size is 4 people per tour
The tours which we offer are:
Walk 1: Timeless Torquay
Learn about the history of the Pavilion and Princess Pier.
Walk along Torquay’s sea front and witness how it’s changed over the past 100 years.
See the location where Miss Marple and Hercules Poirot met each other for the only time.
Stand at the spot where evacuees arrived in Torquay during Second World War.
Discover Torquay’s links with the Great Train Robbery.
Walk 2: Beauty of the Bay
Find out how Torquay grew from a small fishing village into an internationally renowned resort
Learn about Torquay's singing star who holds the record for the most singles in the Top 20 charts in one week
Visit one of the UK’s most spectacular Regency crescents
Enjoy the breath-taking scenery across the bay to Brixham and Paignton
See the church which was converted into one of Europe’s top night clubs
Walk 3 – a gentle introduction to Agatha Christie
Find out about Agatha’s early years growing up in Torbay and visit the places she and her friends would go
See where her first husband proposed and where they spent their honeymoon
Learn about her involvement in both World Wars and how her time spent preparing prescriptions proved invaluable for her plots
We’ll talk about her travels to the Middle East and her disappearance which created headlines across the world
Of course, no tour would be complete without referring to Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot and how they were created
Walk 4 – Hidden Harbour
Discover some of the Torbay’s famous and infamous residents
Find out about Torquay’s annual waiters’ races
View Torquay’s opera house
Stand next to the restaurant that received a direct hit during the Second World war
See how one of the finest ballrooms in England was taken over by penguins!
Walk 5 – Best of Babbacombe
Learn about Oscar Wilde’s infamous liaison in Babbacombe
Hear the story about John Babbacombe Lee – “the man they could not hang”
Marvel at the Victorian’s engineering as you are transported up the Cliff Railway and enjoy the spectacular views (ticket price is excluded)
Walk through an award winning, adults only park
Find out how a dog saved Torquay United from relegation!
Walk 6 - Torbay at War
Learn about the massive contribution Agatha Christie made during both World Wars
Discover why the Palace hotel was bombed, while other prestigious hotels were untouched
Find out how Torbay's residents housed thousands of evacuees who were escaping the bombing
Listen to the fascinating story of Torquay's bravest resident, who was captured and tortured by the Gestapo in 1944, imprisoned in a concentration camp and yet survived this ordeal
Stand at the spot where the American troops departed for Utah beach on 5 June 1944
Tailored walking tours
In addition to our off-the-shelf tours, we can also arrange tailormade walking tours to match your requirements. If you’re a company, a society, club, or a group of friends, why not join us for a tour?
Maybe you’d like a walk which finishes with a wine tasting session, or a picnic at one of the many beaches in The Bay. How about a sunrise or sunset stroll along stunningly beautiful English Riviera? Or for the more adventurous, go for a walk followed by a ride around the coast on a rib!
Currently, we cater for groups of up to 4 people per tour. In time, the group size will be increased as the Government begins to ease its restrictions.
The walks can be adapted to your preference, either as a one-off event, or something we arrange on a regular basis. To talk through the options, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07414 777 606
All our walks costs £10.00/person (children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult).
Dogs are permitted providing they are kept on a lead for the duration of the tour
Opening times: 9am – 6pm
|English Riviera Walking Tours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
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