Torquay is a prominent resort town right on the English Channel. While its immaculate beaches are the perfect respite, Torquay also has much to offer tourists who are interested in history and anthropology. Now part of the English Riviera, this seaside getaway was first inhabited by Palaeolithic cave dwellers. The local seafood and shopping are more high points of this city.
- Kents Cavern
- Torquay Seafront Living Coasts (Zoo)
- Babbacombe Model Village
- Sunbathe on one of the nine pristine beaches
- Watch a show at the Princess Theatre
- Explore the 10th-century monastery at Torre Abbey
Torquay's warm, sunny microclimate is one of the primary reasons it is a resort area. The highs reach 19-21°C from May through August, and there is little rain during this time. The winters are short with lows around 2°C. Autumn and spring sees pleasant weather that is fine for outdoor activities.
Getting There & Around
Since Torquay has two train stations, you can easily reach the town by rail from most major UK cities. The closest airport is in Exeter, which you can access via the A380 and M5 motorways. Plenty of bus lines have routes to the resort area, and it is not difficult to reach by car.
There are several buses in town that you can use to get around, and two major coach lines pass through Torquay on routes to adjacent cities.
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The Somerville Hotel in Torquay is an ideal place to reside for luxury holidays or short breaks on the English Riviera, which offers superb central location, boutique style accommodation and... More
Priding itself as a beautiful Victorian-inspired building, with interior art deco influences, the Grand Hotel Torquay is a perfect blend of modernity and opulence. GeneralThis property offers... More
Discerning travellers looking to spend holiday in this side of England find suitable base at The Hillcroft Boutique Hotel Torquay. The adults-only hilltop hotel places guests close to Princess... More
Whether in Torquay for a quick stop or a long break, holidaymakers and vacationing couples find an ideal base in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Brandize Torquay Bed &... More
Nethway Hotel Torquay is a cosy seafront hotel teeming with up-to-date facilities and quality services within convenient distance from local attractions and recreation sites. While in Torquay,... More
Featuring comfortable accommodations set in an enviable Torquay location, The Patricia Torquay Guest House makes for an ideal base for holidaymakers and corporate travellers visiting this part of... More
Featuring elegant accommodations and panoramic ocean views housed in a formerly detached 1850's Victorian villa, Hotel Cimon Torquay makes for a suitable retreat for business and leisure travellers... More
Discerning travellers looking for comfortable spaces within convenient distance from local attractions and business hubs, find an ideal base in the well-equipped and ideally located accommodations... More
Set in the most desirable area on the Torquay English Riviera and offering comfortable accommodation, this hotel is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing break or a superb holiday. GeneralThe lounge... More