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English Riviera Walking Tours

Type:Walking Tour

Torquay, TQ2 5JG
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English Riviera Walking Tours (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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Join us for memorable walks around Torquay 

We’ll convey stories and fascinating facts about the people and events which have shaped its history

We tour 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 

The tours which we offer are: 

Walk 1 – Agatha Christie’s extraordinary life

Even if you've never read an Agatha Christie novel, watched a film, or seen her plays, it doesn't matter! This tour tells the story of Agatha's truly remarkable life

Find out about Agatha’s early years growing up in Torquay 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 in the dispensary preparing prescriptions proved invaluable for her plots

Visit the location where Miss Marple and Hercules Poirot met each other for the only time.

We’ll talk about her travels to the Middle East and her disappearance which created headlines across the world

And we finish the tour by visiting one of Agatha's favourite beaches

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

Discover Torquay’s links with the Great Train Robbery.

Walk 3 – Hidden Harbour

Listen to the stories of Torquay's famous and infamous residents

Discover how a stay at a Torquay hotel inspired John Cleese to create Fawlty Towers 

Find out about Torquay’s annual waiters’ races

View Torquay’s opera house

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

Find out how Torbay's residents housed thousands of evacuees who were escaping the bombing

Listen to the emotional story of Torquay’s bravest resident, who risked her life during the Second World War to help make D-Day a success

Stand at the spot where the American troops departed for Utah beach

Visit the graves of Torquay's two Victoria Cross recipients

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. 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 an inflatable rib!

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: guide@englishrivierawalkingtours.co.uk or call 07414 777 606

 

NOTE: Dogs are permitted providing they are kept on a lead for the duration of the tour

 

Opening times: 9am – 6pm       

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