Around the Area of Torbay - Torquay - Paignton - Brixham - The English Riviera and beyond


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Torquay is one of Britain's premier resorts enjoying a remarkably mild climate warmed by the gulf stream with palm trees and exotic plants.

There are many miles of lovely coastline to explore, with popular or unfrequented beaches.

Cockington Village, Torre Abbey, the Agatha Christie mile, Quay West, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, The Steam Railway and Kent's Cavern are just some of the many other attractions and places of interest to visit.


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Babbacombe Theatre
Highly acclaimed varierty shows for all the family to enjoy are staged practically throughout the year at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, South Devon. Enjoy best value entertainment at the theatre that boasts the longest running summer season in the country.

Miles of walks including the South West Coastal Path, Dartmoor and river walks.

Swimming and beaches
many nearby, Torquay and Paignton are just two of some of the best in the West Country

Fishing and Sailing
Plenty of opportunities, both sea and freshwater in nearby Stoke Gabriel, Totnes and up river in the Dart

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Try wandering around Torquay harboursides, the shops of Torquay's Fleet Walk shopping precinct, the Pavilion and much much more.

Going further afield, you can ramble across the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, see the Dartmoor Ponies, visit places of interest such as Widdecombe in the Moor.

Torbay and its environs also offers a rich diversity of places to eat out, theme bars and Nightclubs to suit all tastes.

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Further afield
Totnes and Dartington Hall are less than 30 minutes away. Totnes is an Elizabethan river town with an ancient castle. The beauty of Dartington Hall with it's glorious gardens and world famous arts and music activities makes this an essential place to visit.

Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Salcombe, Exeter and Plymouth can all be reached easily.

Paignton Zoo is only a mile or so away and there are river and sea cruises and steam train trips nearby.

Torquay has Kents Cavern and a large model village among other attractions and there is a go kart track on the way to the delightful fishing port of Brixham.

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  • Paignton Zoo and Evironmental Park
  • Living Coasts – Torquay’s coastal zoo and conservation charity
  • Quaywest waterpark - Go wild and splash with fun on the twisting slides
  • Paignton Steam Railway - Board the train and travel along seven miles of spectacular Torbay Coast
  • Sports - scuba diving, bowls, horseriding, tennis, golf, fishing, go-karting
  • Kent's Cavern
  • Cockington - a picturesque Thatched village
  • Riviera centre
  • Oldway Mansion
  • Bygones
  • Torre Abbey
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Babbacombe model village
  • Princess Theatre
  • Multiplex cinema

Abbey View Self Catering Holiday Flats in Torquay  :  Proprietor: Mr Nick Elmer
address: Rathmore Road, Chelston, Torquay Devon TQ2 6NZ   tel: +44 (0)1803 293722
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