Torquay

Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JG

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Torquay has been one of the UK's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea. It was the Victorians who first used the Riviera name to describe their favourite resort and their legacy remains to this day with sparkling white villas perched on the verdant hilltops, beautiful gardens around the seafront and elegant Victorian facades along the main streets. Torquay"s famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you"ll find on the French Riviera.

Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. Yet within minutes of the town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible on foot, road or water. There is an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest.

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Torquay (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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  1. South West Coast Path

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  2. Blue Plaque Heritage Trail

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  3. Boat Trips - Torquay

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  1. Local Guides

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  3. English Riviera Wheel

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  4. English Riviera Sightseeing Tours

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  7. Torquay Land Train

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  8. Torquay's Dinosaur World


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  9. Western Lady Ferry

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  10. Torquay Marina

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  11. Red House Mysteries

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  12. The Real Crime Museum

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  13. The Escape Room

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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