Torquay Harbour

Torquay Harbour

Meadfoot Beach Torquay

Meadfoot Beach Torquay

The English Riviera is famed for its warm climate and Torquay offers a choice of award-winning beaches from the spectacular central Abbey Sands to great swimming beach bays on the periphery like Meadfoot beach. Torquay's appeal is wide - families love Torquay's great beaches, coastal zoo, inland country park and boat trips. Torquay is also famously the birthplace of Britain's most popular crime fiction writer Agatha Christie making it a top spot for literary fans of the author. The resort retains much of its exotic seaside history, featuring distinctive palm trees lining the promenade, the beautiful Princess Pier and seaside theatres like the Princess Theatre with a packed year round programme of pop concerts, musical shows including big West End productions and a popular annual pantomime. Torquay's world class harbour with illuminated bridge, chic restaurants and bars, offers a choice of boat trips and boat hire opportunities and spectacular coastal walking is along the South West Coast Path either side of the resort.

Historic Torre Abbey in Torquay

Historic Torre Abbey in Torquay

Torquay is a major centre for business and conference events, home to the cutting edge Riviera International Conference Centre acclaimed as one of the South West's most versatile event venues. A huge range of attractions feature in the resort including summer open top bus tours from Torquay harbour to Babbacombe, Meadfoot and Paignton, popular Greenway Ferry and Dartmouth Day Cruises, thrilling indoor attraction Dinosaur World, Cockington Country Park just one mile inland and beautiful Torre Abbey historic house and gardens easily reached on the mini land train. Don't miss a visit to the vast Living Coasts zoo with highlights including Penguin beach. The English Riviera is a designated Geopark, one of just a small number of landscapes in the UK untouched by glaciation and therefore revealing hidden stories and information you won't find anywhere else in the country - stories of exotic tropical seas, the earliest human life, drowned forests and raised beaches. Discover more at Kents Cavern, a Stone Age cave dwelling where the oldest human bones in Europe have been found.

Princess Pier

Princess Pier

Torquay nightlife is lively and varied. The resort is packed with a great choice of stylish bars, clubs, world cuisine restaurants, theatres and cinemas. Torquay is a popular choice for Stag and Hen Parties, and the resort offers a fabulous range of day trips and activities in the wider English Riviera area and in nearby Dartmoor National Park. Agatha Christie fans can view exhibitions on the author in the Torquay Museum, explore a town trail highlighting key sites relating to Christie and take a boat trip to the author's historic home Greenway. Regular ferry services run between Torquay, Paignton and Brixham harbours. Stay in elegant Victorian or Edwardian villa hotels in Torquay or opt for an award-winning hotel with sea views and parking. Hundreds of quality hotels, apartments, family holiday parks with leisure facilities, seaside bungalows and friendly bed and breakfasts are available in this top beach resort which has been a fashionable seaside favourite since the harbour was used by the British Navy in the Napoleonic Wars.

Accommodation in Torquay

  • Torquay   (1.7 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £708
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    Charming thatched cottage situated on the Cockington Estate site, with a large country park adjacent. Excellent self-catering accommodation in Devon. Parking available.
     
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  • Torquay   (0.8 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £30
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    A beautifully presented 4 star B&B in Torquay close to the harbourside, town and beaches. Set in a quiet residential location. Children welcome and we can accommodate pets.
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  • Torquay   (1.0 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £595
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    Wonderful duplex apartment in Torquay offering plenty of period features & a luxury kitchen. Wrought iron bed & Jacuzzi bath. Set less than 100 yards from the beach. No pets.
     
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  • Torquay   (0.5 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £595
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    Four well equipped central Torquay holiday apartments with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, wonderful mature gardens, free Wi-Fi & off street parking. 3 pet friendly properties. Short breaks.
     
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  • Wellswood   (0.6 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £230
    Price Per Week (seasonal) 4
     
    7 well equipped Torquay apartments with lovely shared garden, 1 bedroom, off road parking & high speed Wi-Fi. Short breaks off peak. Pet friendly. Studio apartments available.
     
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  • Babbacombe   (0.7 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £55
    Double room per night
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    Welcoming, family run Babbacombe guest house with a well presented range of double & family rooms. Licensed bar, guest's lounge, free wifi. Ensuite & private facilities.
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  • Torquay   (0.9 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £48
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    Country house hotel in the heart of Torquay opposite Torre Abbey Gardens. Free WiFi throughout, parking, quality restaurant, bars, indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, spa & activities.
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  • Babbacombe   (0.8 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £215
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    Self catering apartments in Torquay, perfect for couples, families or groups. Great facilities. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and historical sites. Short breaks available.
     
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  • Torquay   (0.7 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £26
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    Excellent Torquay luxury apartments, perfect for business or leisure, in a good central location. Recently refurbished, outstanding self catering facilities.
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  • Torquay   (0.8 miles from the centre of Torquay)
    Sleeps 4
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    £180
    Per Week (Seasonal) sleep 2-4
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    Stylish Torquay Apartments ideal for single occupancy, families or couples. Allocated parking, free WiFi, Freeview TV, patio garden and laundry room. Short breaks. No pets.
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