Known as the English Riviera, fun seaside town
Torquay Tours with Great British Trips
Torquay, often referred to as 'The English Riviera' and certainly has a continental feel about it, with a lively harbour, palm tree lined promenades, gardens and Italianate villas. It's also renowned for a great nightlife, offering many fine restaurants with great views out to sea, before you head to a theatre or club. Paignton is a town down the coast from Torquay and offers long sandy beaches and is little more family friendly than Torquay.
Want to visit Torquay?
Region: South West England
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
More Information: www.englishriviera.co.uk
What's nearby? Devonshire, Dartmoor, Exeter
What transport do you recommend? Torquay can be reached by train and walked around easily however the surrounding area requires a vehicle.
Did you know? Torquay was the inspiration and setting for John Cleese's 'Fawlty Towers' sitcom.