Things to do in Torquay, Devon
Torquay has been a favourite holiday resort for generations, superbly situated in beautiful Torbay, at the heart of the English Riviera in the county of Devon.
Explore the 22 miles of coastline with its many beaches and coves, switch off the stress and enjoy soaking up Torquay’s unique atmosphere.
The Royal Navy used Torquay for an anchorage during the Napoleonic wars; it was home to the wives of officers from the warships anchored in the bay.
Some of the original Regency buildings can still be seen, at Hesketh Crescent and Lisburne Crescent.
Some came for health reasons, one of those was Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who spent three years in the town.
In the early days, many people came to see Kent’s Cavern, Torquay's Historic Archeological Site.
Today you can take a tour of discovery of this fascinating Ancient Monument.
Visitors to Torre Abbey can trace its history by touring the historic rooms, enjoy the Art Galleries and visit the 'Spanish Barn' of Armada fame.
Torquay has a superb marina and is a great place to enjoy watersports, sailing, jet-skiing and windsurfing.
You will find a variety of superb Hotels and a wide choice of places to eat, from pavement cafes and pubs, to high class restaurants offering delicious evening meals, and Torquay’s theatres offer great evening entertainment all year round.
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From the M6, M4 or A303 take the M5 to Exeter. Then the A380 to the centre of the town.
Torquay is linked to the Intercity and Regional Railway network. There are regular services from the North, Wales, Midlands and London.
Airports at Exeter and Plymouth are served by flights from other regions of the UK and the Channel Islands and some European cities.