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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

  • Crofton House Hotel

    17 Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5TZ

    Situated in a Victorian villa, Crofton House Hotel dates back to the 1850s. Guests can reach Torbay Bay 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 mak..

  • Riviera Lodge Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5UE

    Prix Prices from : 51 £

    On a quiet tree-lined road, overlooking its own secluded gardens and swimming pool, the 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 colonial-st..

  • Devon Court Hotel

    Croft Road GB - Torquay TQ2 5UE

    The family run Devon Court Hotel is located in the heart of Torquay and offers a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, sun terrace and picturesque garden for guests to enjoy. It also includes free Wi-Fi and free parking. Rooms at the Devon Court ar..

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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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Rockhouse Ln GB - Maidencombe TQ1 4SX

  • 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.

  • 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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