The English Riviera

Torquay is the most popular and largest town in Torbay, comprising of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of the town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.

There's a large variety of pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest.

Paignton is traditionally known as a family holiday resort because of its beaches and friendly atmosphere.

Paignton's main visitor attractions are Paignton zoo and the Dart Valley Steam Railway. The steam railway runs between Paignton and Kingswear, where the ferry can be taken to Dartmouth, for shopping or a trip on a pleasure boat up the Dart or back to Paignton or Torquay.

Brixham is primarily a fishing port within Torbay and has a long and rich history. In the lee of Berry Head, famous for its Napoleonic connections, its lighthouse and magnificent limestone cliffs, Brixham remains a popular resort with a rich maritime history and plenty of activities for the young and old alike.

 

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Paignton Zoo

 

Paignton Zoo


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.

 

www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

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National Marine Aquarium

 

National Marine Aquarium


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.

 

www.national-aquarium.co.uk

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Kents Cavern

 

Kents Cavern


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.

 

www.kents-cavern.co.uk

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Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

 

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.

 

www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk

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Woodlands Adventure Park

 

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.

www.woodlands-leisure-park.co.uk

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Bygones

 

Bygones


Just a short drive from the hotel, 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.

 

www.bygones.co.uk

Golden Hind

 

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 16th century.

 

www.goldenhind.co.uk

Babbacombe Model Village

 

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.

 

www.babbacombemodelvillage.co.uk

Living Coasts

 

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.

 

www.livingcoasts.org.uk

Greenway House

 

Greenway House

 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Crealy Adventure Park

 

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!

 

www.crealy.co.uk



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