Things to do in Torquay
First recognised as a holiday destination by the Victorians, Torquay has something to offer everyone.
Between our neighbours there are top class restaurants including the Michelin stared one as well as pubs and many lively cafes’ and bars.
Start your break with a ride on the English Riviera Wheel, offering spectacular views over the Bay you can get to know the town, and continue it with visiting any of the top rated attractions, such as The Living Coast Marine Zoo, with their famous penguins, or Cockington Country Park, with its grand manor house, thatched cottages, quaint church and stunning grounds.
The Devon Court is just a short stroll from the historic Torre Abbey which has now re-opened to the public after extensive renovation works and the famous ‘Rock Walk’ offering spectacular views across the bay.
There are many boat trips available from the pier within the walking distance from the Devon Court. Take a voyage across the Bay to Brixham, a working fish port with many delicious fish restaurants, or further afield to Agatha Christie’s famous former home Greenways where you can soak up the atmosphere crated by one of Torquay’s most famous residents.
For theatre lovers, the freshly renovated Princess Theatre, is just minutes from the hotel, offering many West End style productions as well as the opportunity to see some of the UK’s greatest names in show business. The Babbacombe Theatre with its spectacular ‘End of the Pier’ type shows and The Little Theatre offering regular high quality amateur productions.
Less then an hour by car may take you to cities like Exeter with its famous Cathedral, Plymouth with its well known Barbican area or Dartmouth with its Royal Navy history.
All of them may take the whole day of your time to get to feel accompanied with fine dining and beautiful scenery.