Things to see and do - Torquay
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Torquay Travel guide
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In this bustling Devon summer resort, the houses inland from the seafront are dotted across the hillside. The pale-fronted Edwardian and Victorian villas and great hotels, set in lush gardens, are being replaced by modern apartment blocks and high-rise hotels. Dickens visited Torquay and described it as "a compound of Hastings and Tunbridge Wells and bits of the hills around Naples".
Tourist attractions Torquay : Things to see and do
89/91 Ilsham Road GB - Torquay TQ1 2JF
Digs carried out in a number of caves, Kents Cavern, revealed that they had sheltered prehistoric animals and men for long periods, from the Palaeolithic age to the Roman era. The 800m of paths lead through caves with petrified waterfalls, red, brown..
The King's Drive GB - Torquay TQ2 5JE
Surrounded by magnificent gardens, Torre Abbey is an 18C house, a building known as "The Spanish Barn" and the ruins of the medieval abbey. The house has been turned into a museum and contains a collection of English pewter, glassware from ..
Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5UD
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With beautiful panoramic views across Torbay, the Richmond Hotel is just a short walk from the seafront, via a private wooded path. The hotel’s facilities include a spacious entertainment lounge with dance floor, a bar lounge, a restaurant, and a ga..
Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5UD
Originally built in 1860, this Victorian property is ideally located just a short walk from Torquay’s beach and harbour, and still retains many of its original features. Howden Court Hotel features large south facing patio and gardens with access to..
17 Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5TZ
Crofton House Hotel dates back to the 1850s and guests can reach the Torbay coastline within a 10-minute walk. The hotel offers free WiFi and private parking. The rooms offer an en suite bathroom, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee making facilities. So..
1 Abbey Cres GB - TQ2 5HB Torquay
Two local lads opened this lovely restaurant overlooking Torbay. It's modern and laid-back, with dining over two floors and furniture made from reclaimed scaffold boards. Appealing menus champion produce from the bay and the fields above.
Beacon Terr. GB - TQ1 2BH Torquay
Personally run bistro in a terrace of Regency houses. The walls are covered with fish-related photos and artefacts, as well as extensive blackboard menus of seafood fresh from the Brixham day boats; the simplest dishes are the best.
Ground Floor, 3-4 Beacon Terr. GB - TQ1 2BH Torquay
An airy brasserie under the 'Room in the Elephant', displaying an intriguing mix of nautical colours and Indian artefacts. Appealing modern menus revolve around the seasons and use their own farm produce. The wine list is good value.
14-16 Parkhill Rd. GB - TQ1 2AL Torquay
Modern, split-level restaurant with a homely feel, set down a narrow town centre backstreet. The seasonally evolving menu is made up of classically based, French-influenced dishes, which are carefully prepared and rely on fresh, local produce.
Rockhouse Ln. GB - TQ1 4SX Torquay
First Floor, 3-4 Beacon Terr. GB - TQ1 2BH Torquay
First floor restaurant in an elegant Georgian terrace overlooking Torbay, with a colonial-style cocktail bar and a simply decorated dining room. The tasting menu offers appealing, classical combinations with no unnecessary elaboration. Ingredients ar..