in one of Britain's most beautiful bays is Torquay with its palm tree-lined
seafront, lively harbour and international marina providing
a relaxing and continental atmosphere. It's a very stylish resort with
elegant Victorian terraces and white villas, and has as a backdrop the
famous seven hills.
a huge selection of places to stay for both the holiday and business traveller.
Luxury hotels and friendly B&Bs and Guest Houses are plentiful along
with self catering accommodation in character cottages and apartments.
You'll also find a good choice of caravan holiday parks with both static
and touring facilities along with excellent facilities for campers at
many sites around the resort.
Torquay has a wide range of shopping facilities from the modern state
of the art undercover shopping centre to small harbourside shops. An unusual
shopping venue is the Pavilion, built in 1912 as an Edwardian Theatre
it now houses specialist boutiques and shops. A cafĂ© and restaurant are
set on the terrace and offer breathtaking views.
Pavement cafes, bars and bistros line the harbourside and seafront and
a fantastic choice of world-wide dishes are available in the many and
varied restaurants. The choice of accommodation is huge and varied from
elegant country house hotels, guesthouses, cosy B & B's, self catering
apartments to holiday parks and camp-sites.
There's plenty of entertainment in Torquay, with theatres offering a wide
choice of shows, numerous wine bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants and for
party goers several clubs to party on into the early hours.
With a wealth of attractions there is always plenty to do and see. The
World's most famous crime writer, Dame Agatha Christie, was born and raised
in Torquay and the town honours her with exhibitions about her life. Why
not follow the Agatha Christie Mile and see the scenes of Miss Marple's
Don't forget Torquay's beautiful beaches, a string of 9 in all covering
a stretch along the palm-lined coast and only minutes from the centre.
With it's high standard of facilities and water quality Torquay has achieved
3 European Blue Flag Awards.