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United Kingdom, UK, England, Devon, Torquay, The harbour
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Torquay Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


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 rd. Ilsham 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 100,000 years ago to the Roman era. The 800m of paths lead through caves with petrified wate..

  • 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

  • Richmond Hotel

    Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5UD

    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..

  • Crofton House Hotel

    17 Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5TZ

    Crofton House Hotel dates back to the 1850s and guests can reach the Torbay Bay 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..

  • Ashley Court Hotel

    107 Abbey Road, Torquay, Devon GB - Torquay TQ2 5NP

    Prix Prices from : 30 £

    Ashley Court Hotel is located within 10 minutes’ walk of Torquay’s beaches and town centre. It features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and bar. The simply decorated rooms at Ashley Court Hotel have tea and coffee-making facilities, a..

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Restaurants Torquay

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

    3-4 Beacon Terr GB - Torquay TQ1 2BH

    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 - Torquay TQ1 2AL

    Modern, split-level restaurant with a homely feel, set down a narrow town centre backstreet. The seasonally evolving menu is made up classically based, French-influenced dishes, which are carefully prepared and rely on fresh, local produce.

  • On the Rocks Quite comfortable restaurant 

    1 Abbey Cres. GB - Torquay TQ2 5HB

    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 - Maidencombe TQ1 4SX

  • Brasserie Quite comfortable restaurant 

    3-4 Beacon Terr GB - Torquay TQ1 2BH

    Light, airy brasserie underneath 'Room in the Elephant', displaying an intriguing mix of nautical colours and Indian artefacts. Menus revolve around the seasons; cooking is fresh and simple. Good value wines and an upstairs cocktail bar.

  • Number 7 Quite comfortable restaurant 

    7 Beacon Terr. GB - Torquay TQ1 2BH

    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.

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