At the top of Torbay, or the English Riviera, the heart of Torquay has grown to become a cheerful and popular resort.
Local attractions cater for just about every age group and pace. There is much to do in Torquay from a stroll along the cliffs at babbacombe, along the prom or walls of the harbour, from where many fishing and coastal boat trips leave.
A eye for the past will find lots to appreciate along the Agatha Christie Mile, Kents Cavern, Torre Abbey and Bygones. While the more active will appreciate the tropical wave pools of the English Riviera Centre and the daily bustle of the harbour, pavillion and shops.
Torquay also has a traditional seaside pier.
Torquay's Local Attractions
No holiday to the West Country can be thought complete without visiting Babbacombe Model Village. Experience the sights & sounds of the English Countryside in perfect detail.
Wander back in time in a life size Victorian street. Three floors of pure nostalgia provide over 20 shops, period rooms and a station tearoom.
Kents Cavern is Britain's oldest scheduled ancient monument and the site of the earliest evidence of humans in Britain. Guided tours along easy paths take you through a natural wonder of chambers, passages, stalagmites and stalactites.
Living Coasts features a range of fascinating coastal creatures from loud and loveable penguins to playful fur seals, colourful puffins at home in these amazing reconstructed beaches and cliff-faces.
Leisure pool with flume and wave machine. Lifestyle gym, aerobics and sunbeds. Also features live entertainment and children's Soft Play Area.
The museum's displays include local natural history, south devon archaeology and finds from Kents Cavern, Egyptology, the life of Agatha Christie and the old Devon Farmhouse.
For four centuries Torre Abbey was a great and prosperous monastery. Then it was converted to a fine private residence and was occupied by the same family for generations.