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  1. Geopark Festival
    The Geopark Festival is taking place around the Bay from 25th - 31st May 2024. This week-long festival allows you to get under the surface of the Geopark, discovering the essence of the English Riviera, our culture and our history.
  2. Ice Age English Riviera
    Home to collections and sites of international importance in the story of human evolution and migration, the tale behind Ice Age English Riviera is a spectacular story of extremes.
  3. The Golden Age
    The modern character of the English Riviera has been shaped, in large part, by our history as seaside resorts. Tourists began visiting in large numbers in the 19th century, starting an explosion of development and a ‘golden age’ of prosperity that lasted until the Second World War.
  4. Our Unique Literary & Cultural Heritage
    The English Riviera is well known as a top UK holiday resort due to its spectacular coastline, however there is also a unique literary and cultural heritage, and plenty of hidden gems around the Bay that provide an insight into the past.
  5. Agatha Christie
    Dame Agatha Christie, known throughout the world as the ‘Queen of Crime’, is a literary genius, was born in Torquay and remained on the English Riviera for much of her life.
  6. Brixham Trawlers
    The English Riviera is well known as a top UK holiday resort due to its spectacular coastline, however there is also a unique literary and cultural heritage, and plenty of hidden gems around the Bay that provide an insight into the past.
  7. England's Seafood Coast
    Named England’s Seafood Coast for good reason, the English Riviera is home to the UK’s finest seafood and the world-famous Brixham Fish Market, where some of the nation’s best chefs source their seafood.
  8. Explore The English Riviera
    The English Riviera is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful coast and countryside of South Devon including Torbay, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

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  1. Cockington Village and Country Park, Torquay, Devon

    Address

    Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, Cockington Village, Cockington, TORQUAY, DEVON, TQ2 6XA

    Telephone

    01803 520022

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Cockington, TORQUAY

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2023to31 Dec 2024

    An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. 

    Cockington is a quintessentially English village with Saxon origins which attracts many thousands of visitors each year. Some of the quaint thatched cottages and buildings in the chocolate box…

    Price

    Free
  2. Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Cliff railway, Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon
    Cliff railway, Oddicombe Beach, Torquay, Devon

    Address

    Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU

    Telephone

    01803 208443

    Type

    Type:

    Beach

    Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    This is a great beach for all ages! paddling for the young and a variety of watersports for the older and braver! Accessible via a steep road or you could take the amazing Babbabacombe Cliff Railway.

  3. Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Musuem, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Agatha Christie books for sale at Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Musuem, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon
    Agatha Christie books for sale at Torquay Museum, Torquay, Devon

    Address

    529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG

    Telephone

    +44 01803 293975

    Price

    Price Free to £11.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

    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. An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. 

    Price

    Price Free to £11.00 Per Ticket
  4. Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon
    Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay, Devon

    Address

    Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF

    Telephone

    +441803 215136

    Type

    Type:

    Cave

    Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    Join the Tribe!

    Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top and most exciting Stone Age caves, with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year. Our entertaining guides will take you on an underground adventure…

  5. A group of people walking along the South West Coast Path between Paignton and Brixham.
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    A group of people walking along the South West Coast Path between Paignton and Brixham.
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon
    English Riviera Walking Festival, Various locations throughout the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon

    Address

    Various locations throughout the English Riviera, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ2 5JG

    Type

    Type:

    Guided Walk

    TORQUAY

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2024to19 May 2024

    Pack your rucksacks, fill your flasks, dig out your walking boots and join us at the English Riviera Walking Festival.

    Whether you’re a regular hiker, or an infrequent stroller, this new family and dog friendly festival will appeal to walkers of…

  6. Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon
    Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon
    Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon
    Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon
    Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon
    Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon
    Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon
    Brixham Heritage Museum, Brixham, Devon

    Address

    Brixham Heritage Museum, The Old Police Station, New Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8LZ

    Telephone

    01803 856267

    Type

    Type:

    Museums & Galleries

    New Road, Brixham

    Dates

    An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. Housed in the old Brixham police station, Brixham Heritage Museum (free admission) provides an intriguing place to visit for all the family with a rich collection of exhibits. NEW for Summer 2023 -…

  7. Royal Terrace Gardens

    Address

    Seafront, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JG

    Type

    Type:

    Garden

    Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    Landscaped gardens on the side of the cliff face on Torquay's seafront with stunning views out to sea. Newly restored in 2010, the highlight is a magnificent illuminated staircase that ascends the cliff.

  8. English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival 2023, English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Devon

    Address

    Events across the Bay, Devon, TQ2 5JG

    Telephone

    01803 208850

    Type

    Type:

    Festival

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2024to31 May 2024

    The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival 2024 returns from 25th to 31st May.  A celebration of the international significance of the area's Geopark status, with a range of events and activities right across the Bay.   The programme of…

  9. Torre Abbey
    Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Devon
    Group Tour, Torre Abbey, Devon
    Aerial Shot, Torre Abbey, Devon
    Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Torre Abbey
    Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
    Outside, Torre Abbey, Devon
    Group Tour, Torre Abbey, Devon
    Aerial Shot, Torre Abbey, Devon
    Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon

    Address

    The Kings Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JE

    Telephone

    +44 01803 293593

    Price

    Price £4.00 to £23.50 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Abbey/Priory

    Torquay

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2024to18 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

    An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. 
    Come and enjoy a visit exploring Torbay's most historic building, garden and impressive displays, world-class collections and exhibitions, complemented by modern amenities and special accessibility…

    Price

    Price £4.00 to £23.50 Per Ticket
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