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Torquay Visitor Guide

Palm trees, boats moored in the marina, a waterfront walkway, sandy beaches and a Mediterranean-style climate. Little wonder Torquay is queen of the English Riviera.

For fresh air, take a walk along the seafront, visit the exotic Princess Gardens or stroll through the Royal Terrace Gardens.

  • Torquay HarbourTorquay Harbour
  • Torquay Palm TreesWalk among palm trees in Torquay

Enjoy a bird's eye view from the English Riviera Wheel. Follow the Agatha Christie Mile in the footsteps of the world-famous author who lived in the town for most of her life. Spend time at Torre Abbey exploring the building, Potent Plants Garden or try some pitch and putt, golf, tennis or bowls in its leisure park.

Discover the bay on a sightseeing boat trip or venture further to the fishing port of Brixham on the ferry Look out for dolphins and seals off nearby Babbacombe Beach. Take the Cliff Railway down to Oddicombe Beach. Don'tt miss Babbacombe Model Village or a show at the Torquay theatres.

After all this fresh air, maybe some shopping but don't forget to indulge in a delicious cream tea. Join the "cream or jam first" debate!

Holidays in the Torquay area

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