Torquay is a great place to visit, with a host of things to do and places to see, including prehistoric caves, historical buildings and a scenic coastline with an attractive marina. There’s also plenty of entertainment in the town, which might include a visit to the Princess Theatre for music, comedy, ballet, opera, kid’s shows and more. Eating out in the town you’ll have a great choice, with many restaurants of different styles and menus to suit everyone, and there’s an array of bars, pubs and clubs, both traditional and contemporary, for a good evening out.
If you’re going shopping, the town has a large range of shops, whether you want high stores or local independent shops, and includes the Union Square Shopping Centre. Conference venues for business here include those at the Riviera International Conference Centre and the Imperial Hotel, and for international flights, the nearest airport is Exeter Airport.
Torquay Car Hire
Wherever you are in Torquay, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Torquay car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Some of the places you could visit when you’re in Torquay might include:
Here you’ll find a wealth of fascinating exhibits covering a number of subjects including archaeology from the prehistoric Kents Cavern. The museum also houses natural exhibits, an ancient Egyptian mummy, many ethnographical items, ceramics and exhibits relating to social history.
You can visit this fascinating system of caves which were lived in or used in all the main historic time periods ranging from Palaeolithic to medieval. A host of archaeological finds have been made here, and you can learn about the cavern’s rich archaeological and geological history.
You can visit this interesting former medieval monastery and country house, where there’s an art gallery with both permanent collections, especially from the 19th century, and temporary contemporary exhibitions. The gardens here have beautiful displays of plants and flowers, and feature a knot garden, orchard and glasshouses with tropical plants.
Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium
For an enjoyable family outing, this Zoo and Aquarium has many interesting creatures to see, which include penguins, seals, otters, octopuses and rays. You can enjoy great underwater views at the aquarium, and have something to eat and drink at the cafe which overlooks the seafront.
This is a charming and interesting place to come, where you can see a recreated Victorian Street which includes an apothecary, general store and toy shop. There are also period rooms such as the Victorian kitchen and nursery, along with a First World War trench, military displays and other interesting features.
Babbacombe Model Village
A delightful place to visit, this large model village features many miniature scenes including streets, buildings and little people. The scenes here include Stonehenge, thatched cottages, a railway, and a castle with a dragon, and the Model Village is set in attractive gardens with lakes and cascades.
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