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Summer 2015 events for The English Riviera

Planning your visit? Here are the events taking place in The English Riviera this summer. Torbay Steam Fair – July 31st, August 1st and 2nd On the outskirts of Brixham at Churston, the steam fair brings together traction engines and steam powered vehicles of all shapes and sizes plus ploughing and farming demonstrations and the […]

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Kents Cavern, Torquay

Kents Cavern is a series of prehistoric caves in the Wellswood area of Torquay around a mile or town from the centre and harbour. Dating back 2 million years, the caves are now an award winning tourism attraction, educating and attracting many thousands of visitors each year. The caves are in an area of of […]

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Metronomy – The Bay

South Devon is enjoying some welcome publicity with the success of local band Metronomy and their single ‘The Bay’.  It’s a great advert for the English Riviera and a great video filmed around the marina and Torre Gardens in Torquay.  The aerial shots highlight what we already know – the fantastic coastline we have in […]

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Torre Abbey Sands

Torquay’s main beach has a great setting, flanked by cliffs and Torquay Marina on one side, with views across the bay to the other. It sits in front of Torre Abbey and Abbey Park to complete the vista. Torre Abbey was built in the late 12th Century and has recently been restored to its former […]

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Torquay beaches – Meadfoot

Free and Pay and Display parking. Rockpooling and safe bathing. Manor Gardens park area nearby. Around a mile away from Torquay harbour around the coastline, Meadfoot Beach has an attractive mix of facilities, safe bathing and (some) free parking. Meadfoot is a desirable part of Torquay where substantial Victorian villas and hotels mix in leafy […]

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Torquay beaches – Oddicombe

Good facilities on the beach Access via Babbacombe Cliff Railway Stone and some sand with safe bathing Blue Flag Award Oddicombe beach is a few miles outside Torquay centre in Babbacombe, a picturesque suburb which is also home to Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones Victiorian Museum. The beach is at the foot of limestone and […]

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