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United Kingdom, UK, England, Devon, Torquay, The harbour
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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".

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Tourist attractions Torquay : Things to see and do

  • Kents Cavern Interesting

    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..

  • Torre Abbey

    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 ..

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Hotels Torquay

  • Howden Court Hotel

    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..

  • Crofton House Hotel

    17 Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5TZ

    Prix Prices from : 60 £

    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..

  • Riviera Lodge Hotel

    Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5UE

    On a quiet tree-lined road, overlooking its own secluded gardens and swimming pool, this adult-only hotel offers a range of facilities and services for a pleasant and relaxing stay. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Enjoy a drink in the spacious..

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Restaurants Torquay

  • Room in the Elephant Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Orange Tree Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Number 7 Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Brasserie Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • On the Rocks Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Orestone Manor Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Rockhouse Ln. GB - TQ1 4SX Torquay

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