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Torquay- with elegant Victorian villas and terraces, beautiful views across the wide sweeping bay, a mild climate, lush cliffside gardens a delight, long sandy beaches, bustling harbour and marina.
Hoburne Torbay Hoburne Torbay is only a couple of miles from Torquay and Paignton. This holiday park has 2 swimming pools, fitness room, adventure playground and lots more. With beautiful views over the Devon coast itís perfect for family, friends and couples holidays. A 7 night stay in a caravan for 6 people costs from £372 in June 2011, less than £54 per night.
Torquay Devon Built on seven hills, leading down to a bustling harbour, with wide ranging and sweeping views across the Bay as far as Paignton and Brixham . Popularised by the Victorians, who constructed many of the villas and elegant terraces. With beautiful views across the wide sweeping bay. A mild climate with palm trees growing on the Sea Front, lush gardens a delight, The Harbour and Marina sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds, accessible at all states of the tide.
Catch the foot ferry to Paignton or Brixham with one of the largest fishing fleets in England. Maybe a cruise across the Bay and along the South Devon Coast to Dartmouth with its narrow streets , half timbered houses. Take a all day sea angling charter trip.
Living Coasts Marine Aviary part of Paignton Zoo but on the Torquayharbour front. Only opened in Summer 2003 but already having breeding success with penguins, and inca terns. The first so cute fur seal pup was born in 2006. Watch the penguins on the beach. Did you know a group of young penguins is called a hoodlum? See the waders on the estuary. Watch the antics in the underwater viewing area.
Kents Cavern One of Britains most important important Palaeolithic caves. First inhabited by humans 450,000 years ago if dating of flint hand axes is anything to go by.. The Prehistoric remains of animals up to 500,000 years ago have so far been unearthed-cave bears, to sabre toothed tigers to woolly mammoths. Stalagmites and stalactites the delight of every school boy geologist.
Cockington Village only a short walk from the hustle and bustles of Torquay Seafront. Thatched cottages dating back to medieval times a delight to the eye. Explore the Forge, have a cream tea in the Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe. Admission fee payable to village.
Oldway Mansion built in 1873 by Isaac Merit Singer, of the Sewing machine Empire. No expense was spared in its construction- many of the rooms modelled on the Palace of Versailles. The marble staircase is particularly imposing. Now used as Offices by the District Council. Popular with couples as a wedding venue. With beautiful gardens. Tennis courts, putting and bowl greens for those of you keen for some light exercise.
Babbacombe Model Village working watermills, Georgian towns, Tudor houses & classic Devon thatched villages and farms along with working railways, streams, waterfalls and an ornamental Lake.
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