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Shops in Torquay

Plenty of high street names Harbourside gift shops, bars and cafes Craft shops in the historic Pavilions arcade on the marina As the largest town on the English Riviera, Torquay has a wide range of shops to suit most needs.  The main town centre winds up from the harbour in one long street where the […]

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Travelling to Torquay

From Bristol on the M5, Torquay can be reached in 1½ hours if you avoid the peak periods which can a significant amount of time to your journey, especially around Newton Abbot where the dual carriageway ends.  Compared to other areas of Devon, it is one of the easier destinations to reach by road. Torquay […]

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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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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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