Things to in Torquay and the Local Area
Torquay, with its iconic palm trees, boasts a busy and attractive harbour and marina and amazing views of the bay are afforded from the promenade, pier and Royal Terrace Gardens. As well as an abundance of well-known high street stores, Torquay is also home to many fine family owned shops, restaurants and cafes. Other attractions include Living Coasts, a coastal zoo & aquarium with seals, penguins, otters and so much more and Torre Abbey, with its fascinating 800 years of history.
The town centre of Torquay is within walking distance of the hotel or, if preferred, the local bus route stops directly outside the hotel.
Families love Paignton. During the summer months, life seems to revolve around the sea front with its long sandy beaches, colourful atmosphere and paddler-friendly waters. Just a little way from the sea, the majestic Oldway Mansion, formerly the residence of the famous Singer Family, stands proud in its landscaped gardens. Of course, there are also the attractions of Paignton Zoo, Devon Beaches, Splashdown/Quaywest Waterpark and the Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway.
Life centres around the harbour and bustle of one of Britain's busiest fishing ports. Wander around many of the shops, watch the fishermen unload their daily catch or take a peek at the aspiring artists who gather at Artist's Corner. Away from the harbour you can lose yourself in a maze of narrow winding streets and within walking distance from the town centre, you will find some of the English Riviera's most spectacular scenery.
This historic quayside town, situated on the banks of the River Dart, is filled with narrow, winding streets, hidden steps and offers many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and stylish galleries. Home to the magnificent Royal Naval College and an historic castle, a fine Norman fortress. Take a short trip up river to Totnes or a day trip out to sea along the coast to Brixham.
An ancient market town and river port in the South Hams area of South Devon. Mellow with age, yet lively and forward-looking, it covers a long hill sloping gently to the Dart estuary and is surrounded by rich and beautiful Devon countryside. The busy, narrow streets, dominated by the castle and church tower, are full of architectural and historic interest, while the green horizon is always visible just beyond the houses.