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Shops in Paignton

Reflecting the town’s popularity as a family seaside holiday destination, there a plenty of gift shops selling toys, food and souvenirs of Paignton.  Torbay Road leads from the sea front up to the train station and town centre, and is flanked with such shops, in between family friendly pubs, amusement arcades, take-aways and cafes.  The […]

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Torquay on a Budget

One of the success stories in Torquay has been the renovation of Torre Abbey and the Spanish Barn, named because it was originally used to house Spanish prisoners of war in the late 16th Century.  Over the past few years, the barn has become home to a number of art installations including work from Anthony […]

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Torquay Restaurants and Food & Drink

Torquay has a very wide range of restaurants, cafes and takeaways as it is one of the largest towns in Devon, all the way from Michelin star rated restaurants to characterful cafes. At the top end of visitor’s budgets are The Orchid Restaurant and The Elephant Restaurant which is Michelin star rated and offers fine […]

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Family Attractions in Torquay

As the largest town on the English Riviera, and the most popular holiday destination in Devon, Torquay offers a wide range of attractions for children and families. The main attractions in Torquay for families are: Living Coasts on the harbour; a coastal zoo complete with seals, penguins and an informative guide about the waters around […]

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Entertainment, Events and Activities in Torquay

Torquay has two theatres, the Princess Theatre on the waterfront and Babbacombe Theatre up on the downs above Babbacombe Beach. Both have a wide range of shows and plays throughout the year including national tours at the Princess Theatre. In the centre of Torquay there is a cinema and a ten pin bowling alley. Torbay […]

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Travelling to Paignton

Paignton is one of the easier holiday resorts to access in Devon, with fast road links most of the way towards the town, and a direct train service. Located in central South Devon on the coast, Paignton can be reached by car from the M5 then A380 into Newton Abbot. At this point, the road […]

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