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   (0.9 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £25
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    Budget Torquay hotel set 0.8 miles from the seafront with newly refurbished ensuite rooms. Bar/ cafe, chargeable on site parking, Wi-Fi & early check in/ late check out.
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  • Torquay   (1.6 miles from the centre of Torquay)
    Sleeps 4
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    £220
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    Modern Torquay holiday apartments with wonderful sea-views, balconies, private parking & free Wi-Fi service. Families welcome, pet friendly by arrangement. 100 metres to beach.
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  • Torquay   (0.9 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £35
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    Friendly and welcoming B&B guest house in Torquay with 4 star silver award. Optional evening meal. En-suite rooms. Licensed bar and lounge. Pet friendly. Wi-Fi and parking.
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  • Babbacombe   (0.8 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £45
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    4 Star Gold multi award-winning Babbacombe B&B. 12 stylish rooms, 8 with sea view private balconies, in-house bar & restaurant. AA breakfast & dinner award. Family & pet friendly.
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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   (0.6 miles from the centre of Torquay)
    Sleeps 6
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    £145
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    Stylish modern apartments in Torquay 200 metres from the beach with private parking, free WiFi and digital TV. Close to beaches & town centre. Shared patio & garden with games.
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  • Torquay   (0.9 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £26
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    Central Torquay hotel on a quiet cul-de-sac just 300 yards from the conference centre. Short walk from the harbour with 10 ensuites, parking, WiFi and optional evening meals.
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  • Maidencombe   (2.6 miles from the centre of Torquay)
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    £115
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    Thatched tavern in Maidencombe just 300m from the beach and South West coastal path. Cosy rooms mixing the contemporary with traditional touches. Bar and restaurant with log fires.
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  • Torquay   (0.6 miles from the centre of Torquay)
    Sleeps 2
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    £380
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    Luxury one bedroom ground floor apartment in Torquay with magnificent sea-views. Large wrap around balcony, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower. No pets. Short breaks.
     
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  • Torquay   (1.2 miles from the centre of Torquay)
    Sleeps 2
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    £175
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    Self-catering apartments in a charming villa close to Torquay seafront, Catering for 2 people. Dogs welcome, off-road parking, childrens play area, riviera views.
     
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