Attractions and Places to Visit in Torquay

Those who choose to live in the present will still find plenty attractions in Torquay. The Living Coasts Zoo & Aquarium will provide fun for families with exhibits featuring animals like puffins and penguins and interactive attractions like a water play area and crawl tank. Today’s Dinosaur World is the best of past and present with interactive indoor exhibits displaying several examples of dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. The Babbacombe Model Village will provide fun entertainment for those of any age. Torquay also has several theatres, a golf course, and many shops and pubs along Fleet Walk and Union Square. Whether you’re having a family holiday, are on a romantic break or enjoying the sun with friends, the town has a lot to offer.

Beach lovers will be right at home, as Torquay has plenty of beaches within easy reach. Some are exactly what you’d expect of a good old fashioned British seaside resort, while others are secluded beauty spots away from the crowds. Not far from the beach, your family will love the Living Coasts attraction, a fun and educational experience with penguins, seals, octopuses and more. And just along the seafront you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the town at 400ft in the air from the HiFlyer helium balloon.

Torquay is part of the UNESCO English Riviera Geopark, and there are plenty of unique prehistoric sights to spark the imagination of your little ones. At Kents Cavern you’ll discover the ancient dwellings of Stone Age man, and the oldest fragment of human bone ever found in Europe. There are days out in Torquay to suit everyone. Anyone who’s ever read an Agatha Christie novel will delight in discovering the town’s Agatha Christie Mile and various other attractions devoted to one of the English Riviera’s most famous figures.

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

Thousands of tiny buildings and even tinier people pack an absorbing attraction chock-full of English eccentricity. The imagination and attention to detail is remarkable, with Lilliputian tableaux that are...
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Cockington Country Park

Cockington Country Park

At 182 hectares, Cockington provides a welcome oasis of calm, green space, just a mile from Torquay's seafront bustle. Walking trails wind through fields, woods and parkland surrounding a 17th-century...
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Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum

The collection at Torquay's town museum is eclectic, taking in everything from samurai suits of armour to Egyptian mummies and taxidermied butterflies. The highlight is the intriguing collection of Agatha...
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