Torquay Town in Devon
The busiest resort in Devon, and known since Victorian times as the 'English Riviera', Torbay consists of an east facing crescent of land including the three major towns of Torquay (64,000), Paignton (48,000) and Brixham, with a population of about 18,000. The area boasts over 500 hotels and has a large number of beaches, in all shapes and sizes to suit your particular needs.
Torquay itself is set on seven hills and in its heyday liked to refer to itself as 'The English Naples'. The area frequented in the 19th century by the gentry and even royalty for many years.
The main areas of Torquay have recently had a much needed makeover, freshening the town up to meet the demands and expectations of the 21st century.
* Torre Abbey (founded 1195)
* Kents Cavern
* Living Coasts
* Agatha Christie Festival & Mile
* Pavilion Shopping Centre
* Torquay Marina & Princess Pier
* Babbacombe Model Village
* Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind, at Brixham
* Princess Theatre
* Babbacombe Theatre
* Cockington Village
* Hi-Flyer Balloon
* Torquay FC
The nearest source of local information is available from Torquay Tourist Information Centre.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: