Torquay - Top Seaside Destination - English Riviera Tourism Company.

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty Torquay is only a few minutes drive from the rugged countryside of Dartmoor National Park. It has a climate unrivalled on the mainland of Britain with sandy beaches which are EU Blue Flag approved - the area is known as the English Riviera.

Adjacent to Torre Abbey and less than half a mile from the apartments is the English Riviera Centre. The centre boasts a heated indoor swimming pool with a wave machine and a flume to provide fun and entertainment for all the family.

The charming olde-world village of Cockington is only a stroll away through pleasant Devon lanes.

Cockington Village
There are countless attractions in and around Torquay to keep the whole family entertained for weeks! We've included a selection of the most popular on this page, including weblinks, to help with the planning of your Short Break or Holiday in Torquay.

a Paignton ZooBuy Tickets Now
This famous zoo is a great way to view animals in their natural habitat. The zoo's emphasis is on conservation and environmental concerns and is sure to keep adults and kids alike amused and interested all day.
# National Marine AquariumBuy Tickets Now
Located in Plymouth, around 45 minutes drive from Torquay, is the National Marine Aquarium. One of Devon's most popular attractions, the Aquarium includes several huge tanks featuring sharks, a turtle, sea horses, jelly fish and a wide range of other marine life.
a Kents Cavern Buy Tickets Now
These caves are officially the oldest recognised human dwelling in Britain. Take a stroll through the beautiful caverns and enjoy the same experience as your ancestors did, nearly half a million years ago.
a Bygones
Just a short drive from us, you will find the popular Victorian experience Bygones. With a range of displays and interesting exhibits, taking you back to the sights and the sounds of the Victorian age.
a Golden Hind at Brixham
This replica of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind, gives a real sense of what life at sea really used to be like, and portrays the sense of adventure to be had living in the 16 th century.
a Babbacombe Model Village
Just a short drive from the hotel, you will discover the popular tourist attraction of the Babbacombe Model Village. With over 400 models making up a miniature West Country, and many special features throughout the year, it is a great place to spend a fun-filled afternoon, or a relaxing evening when the village is completely illuminated.
a Crealy Adventure Park
Situated just outside of Exeter, about 30 minutes drive away from the hotel, you will discover a theme park designed for the younger members of the family. With fun, small versions of the popular rollercoaster, pirate ship and log flume, combined with grassy picnic areas, inside and outdoor play areas, Crealy Adventure Park , makes for a fantastic family day out!
a Living Coasts
In July 2004, we saw Paignton Zoo's latest addition in the form of 'Living Coasts', a unique attraction with underwater views, taking you to the coastal habitats around the world. Situated on Beacon Quay, with spectacular views across the bay, it is a short walk away from Torquay's bustling marina.
a Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Journey along the beauty of the Torbay coastline to the banks of the river Dart, on this full size steam railway. Enjoy a wonder around Dartmouth 's picturesque town and waterfront, then a relaxing ride back on the steam train or a gentle journey around the coastline by ferry.
a Splashdown at Quaywest Water Park
The only outdoor water park to be found in Devon , and certainly the wettest fun to be had during your holiday. Choose from 8 of the flumes, catering for a range of age groups, with a separate swimming and paddling area.
a Woodlands Adventure Park
Situated just a few minutes away from Dartmouth , you will discover the magic of Woodlands Adventure Park, a real treat for families, or the young at heart. The park has many exciting outdoor activities, enormous water slides, a toboggan run and many indoor and outdoor activity areas for all age groups.
Greenway Greenway
This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.
The English Riviera
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