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Tel code: 01803 | code search
Postcode: TQ1 | code search
Population: 63000
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Birthplace of:
Richard Burton Agatha Christie Peter Cook Miranda Hart
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Hauntings and Ghosts:
Torquay’s Spanish Spectre
Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

Torquay Events

Torbay Half Marathon and Fun Run

Torbay Carnival
Torbay Guild of Artists Annual Exhibition

Torbay Carnival
Torbay Guild of Artists Annual Exhibition

Agatha Christie Festival

Torquay Christmas Sparkle and Light Switch On

Arts and Crafts Christmas Fair

Latest reviews

Widdecombe Farm Tourist Park
"fantastic site, great price, beautiful area, lovely staff! we stayed last year 2013 and we were so impressed that we are coming back again this year!! first time for me ..." More

Widdecombe Farm Tourist Park
"great adult site very clean and friendly we where on supersite best we have been on wardens always happy to help with any problems only problems is getting out on ..." More

Abbey Dental Surgery
"Its now 10.55am 29-8-12 cannot get an answer from them since 9am. Phoned yesterday for an urgent appointment turned up as requested and they were just closing

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Torquay Reviews (113)

Visitor's Views

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Latest reviews | Events in Torquay | 10 Places to Stay

Elegant Victorian terraces nestle among the trees. The bustling harbour and golden beaches give the Riviera its well earned name.

Rising up from the palm fringed seafront, the town is set on seven green hills, home to elegant Victorian terraces and white villas. This is the stunning backdrop to the Riviera's sandy beaches, pavement cafés and ornamental gardens.

The harbour is Torquay's lively 'town square'. The stunning new Waterfront, with its striking footbridge has restaurants, shops, café bars and of course, the new Living Coasts attraction.

Follow the coastline northwards from the busy waterfront and you'll find a tempting range of beaches and the characterful areas of Babbacombe, St. Marychurch and Maidencombe. During the day there is shopping to be done in Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, in the Pavilion or perhaps in the pretty village shopping street of St. Marychurch.

After dark Torquay comes alive again, when most will want to be out strolling the promenade, savouring the unique night-time atmosphere of the U.K.'s first 'resort'.

Torquay enjoys an exceptional range of self catering and serviced accommodation including the only five star hotel on the South West peninsula.


Cockington Country Park
Kents Cavern Showcaves
Living Coasts
Torquay Museum
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery


Acorn Lodge *book online*
Berkeley House *book online*
Charterhouse Hotel *book online*
Ferndale *book online*
Haven House Hotel *book online*
Hotel Iona *book online*
Premier Inn Torquay *book online*
Sandpiper Hotel *book online*
Torwood Gardens Hotel *book online*
Travelodge Torquay *book online*
Westgate Hotel Silver Awarded *book online*


Manor Farm Campsite
Torquay Holiday Park
Widdecombe Farm Tourist Park

Care Home

Mount Tryon
Phoenix Lodge
Rosehill Rehabilitation Unit Centre


Stanley Torquay Casino


Dance - Suella Dance Centre
Yoga - Lydia Darnton


Club Mambo
The Valbonne
The Venue


Farm & Cottage Holidays
The Squirrels


Torbay Council


Abbey Dental Surgery
Community Dental Service
Harris Surgeries


Barton Surgery
Chatto Road Practice
Croft Hall Medical Practice
Dewerstone Surgery
Kirkham Medical Practice

Estate Agent

Coast & Country Properties
Couch John
Haarer & Motts
Rayment David

Golf Club

Torquay Golf Club

Holiday Park

Torquay Holiday Park


Acorn Lodge
Charterhouse Hotel
Crofton House Hotel

Performing Arts

Babbacombe Theatre
Castle School Of Dancing
Princess Theatre
The Torbay Singers

Pub and Bar

Artful Dodger
Chelston Manor Hotel
Memories Bistro


Blue Walnut

Costa Fiorita
Grand Hotel
Marina Restaurant
Mulberry House
Nino's Ristorante Italiano
Ocean Brasserie
Ocean Drive
Orchid (The)
Osborne Hotel
Vanilla Pod Restaurant


Barramore Holiday Apartments
Farm & Cottage Holidays


Almy & Thomas
Boyce Hatton Solicitors


1st Class Cars
Airlink Torbay
Elite Taxis
Price First Taxis
Quick Cabs
R S Taxis

Torbay Cab Co Ltd
Torquay Paignton & Taxis


Babbacombe Theatre
Princess Theatre


Silverton Veterinary Surgery

Sports Clubs

Barton CC (Cricket)
Torbay (Men's Hockey)
Torquay Athletic R.F.C (Rugby Union)
Torquay CC (Cricket)
Torquay Judokwai (Martial Arts)


Westcountry Bookshop
Cando Ceramics
Early Learning Centre
Lloyd Maunder

Cottage Crafters
Torquay Pet & Garden Shop
Torquay Pet & Garden Shop
Rocombe Farm Ice Cream
Dorothy Perkins
Barton Pharmacy
Funky Monkey
Brian Knapman Ltd
J D Sports
Carphone Warehouse
Indigoblue Fine Art
Oyster Gallery
Haddon Galleries
Chelston Gallery
Holland and Barratt
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Louie's Gems
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Pasty Heaven
Harbourside Cafe
Gribbles Butchers
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
River Island


About Time Antiques


English Holiday Cruises(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Torquay Alpine Ski Club (TASC)(Snow Sports)
Sailing School(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Torquay

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Ferndale (0.03 miles)

Set against seven hills the verdant backdrop of Torquay frames this picturesque Riviera town and its elegant waterfront. Torquay’s Victorian history is visible in the sparkling white villas dotted along the hilltops, the maintained ... More | visit website
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St Michael's Hotel (0.13 miles)

St Michael

Situated at the heart of the English Riviera, St. Michael’s Hotel is a 4-diamond, GOLD AWARD small hotel in Torquay. Awarded the Southwest Tourist Board Gold Standard for highest category, St. Michael's is proud of ... More | visit website

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Torquay International Backpackers (0.16 miles)

Torquay International Backpackers
Renowned for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Torquay Backpackers truly is a ‘home from home’ and a place to make lifelong friends from all over the world.

Housed in a listed Victorian terraced building, the hostel ... More | visit website
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Lindum Lodge (0.16 miles)

Lindum Lodge
The Lindum Lodge is a family-run hotel offering the convenience of a central Torquay location and the comfort and service of a country hotel. The hotel has secure; on-site parking for 14 cars at ... More | visit website
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Ascot House Hotel (0.20 miles)

Ascot House Hotel

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Set in an impressive early Victorian villa, Ascot House is a family-run hotel which has recently been acquired by Janice and Bernard, an Anglo-French couple. The hotel has private, off-road ... More

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Torcroft Hotel (0.23 miles)

Torcroft Hotel

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An elegant Victorian villa set in its own grounds with delightful garden and ample parking. We guarantee a warm welcome at this family-run hotel that offers a high standard of accommodation ... More

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Crofton House Hotel (0.25 miles)

Crofton House Hotel
Crofton House is a fine example of a luxury Georgian Mansion built on a south facing position with sea views overlooking a secluded garden with outdoor pool.
The hotel has 37 bedrooms which are all well ... More | visit website
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Ashfield Guest House (0.25 miles)

Ashfield Guest House

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At Ashfield Chris & Ann Guiry will give you a warm welcome where you will find excellent accommodation and a friendly service. We are situated in the premium hotel area, ... More

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Haven House (0.26 miles)

Haven House
HAVEN HOUSE, awarded Four Stars by the English Tourism Council, is a family owned and run Guest House. It is delightful, spotlessly clean, and tastefully and freshly decorated. Situated in a quiet conservation area, it ... More | visit website
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Mulberry House (0.26 miles)

Mulberry House

Mulberry House is a charming family run guest house and restaurant that aims to provide the very best quality and service.

This elegant grade II listed victorian corner property is ideally situated in the heart of ... More | visit website

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