Torquay

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About Torquay
Torquay is a seaside town in the area of Torbay in the county of Devon, England in the United Kingdom.

Torquay is the gateway to the English Riviera, birthplace of the famous crime writer, Agatha Christie. As a UNESCO recognised Global Geopark, the English Riviera is rich in history and heritage, home to picturesque villages and fishing harbours.

Berry Pomeroy Castle is now a ruin and reputed to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain.

Cockington Country Park is a traditional country estate with manor house, church, formal gardens, woodlands and village.

Dartmouth Castle guards the entrance to the Dart estuary and was the first castle built specifically for guns in the 15th century.

Exeter’s majestic Cathedral is over 850 years old. Inside you will find the magnificent 15th century astronomical clock reputed to be the inspiration of the children’s nursery rhyme ’Hickory, Dickory Dock’.

Kents Cavern is the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 450,000 years old.

Torre Abbey is the largest surviving medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. The Abbey has the third largest art collection in Devon.

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and spent much of her life in the area. Many of her novels feature locations around the bay. The stunning riverside gardens of her last home “Greenway” are now open for visitors. Torquay museum features an exhibition of her life and works in one of the main galleries.

Stroll from the port along a pretty seafront and follow a one mile route that takes in many of the locations that featured in her books or were places that she visited and enjoyed such as the Pavilion concert hall, now a shopping arcade.

Around 90 minutes drive away is Broomhill Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden featuring 300 sculptures by 60 artists, set in 7 acres of beautiful wooded grounds.

Torquay was also the infamous setting for British comedy ‘Fawlty Towers’.

Dartmouth, Exeter and Plymouth are all in reach for day trips.

For shopping, head to Union Street and Fleet Walk, which are located close to the harbour.

Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 20 beaches and coves. Some are wide, sandy beaches, others are smaller and more secluded. Many of the beaches hold coveted awards for cleanliness and quality. Torbay beaches include Meadfoot, Torre Abbey Sands and Hollicombe beaches.

Restaurants serve traditional British dishes such as fish and chips and fish pie as well as seafood, Indian, Chinese and Italian options. For a tasty snack, try the famous ‘Cream Teas’.
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Torbay Harbour lies within the western shores of Lyme Bay. Cruise ships anchor and tender passengers ashore.

Torquay and Brixham town centres are approximately 500m from tender drop off point.

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