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Torquay Attractions

Torquay has many interesting places to visit ...Starting at Cockington, named after the De Cockington family who held the manor from 1130 to 1350. This lovely village is well worth a visit with its beautiful church which was restored in 1882. There is a nice pub and country house which is now a teashop, bakery and local craft centre incorporating a fascinating glass blowing premises. There are also various shops and tearooms in the village centre. Cricket is played in front of the manor house on Sundays and is a venue for various concerts and entertaining events.

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

Take time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England's past, present and future. It's not just the humour, nor the animation - it has a life of its own. Come and see for yourself!

Hotels near Babbacombe Model Village
Babbacombe Palms from £36.00
The Morningside Hotel from £36.00
Babbacombe Guest House4 starfrom £31.00
Babbacombe Royal Hotel and Carvery from £59.00
Babbacombe Bay Hotel from £110.00
Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old. To find out about the unique history of the caves take a look at our time-line and jump to the stage of evolution you are interested in. Click on the virtual tour if you would like to take a look around the caves. Please choose from the other links below to find out more historical information about the Palaeolithic period and history associated with these caves.

Hotels near Kents Cavern
Ansteys Lea2 starfrom £28.00
The Palace Hotel4 starfrom £34.00
The Burlington Hotel2 starfrom £21.00
Clifton Grove from £25.00
Sea Point Hotel3 starfrom £37.50
Livings Coasts

Livings Coasts

Living Coasts allows the visitor to see above and below the waves where the sea meets the shore. There are waddling penguins, playful fur seals, colourful tufted puffins, sea ducks, terns, wading birds and much more. These are all housed in their own coastal environment surrounded by colourful plant life beneath a huge meshed canopy allowing the birds to fly freely. They're all at home in this amazing new environment. You must visit it! Opens 14th July!

Hotels near Livings Coasts
Regina Hotel2 starfrom £41.00
Imperial Hotel Torquay - The Hotel Collection4 starfrom £50.00
Trinity Mews from £98.80
The Torbay Hotel3 starfrom £69.00
Haytor Hotel4 starfrom £64.00

Other Attraction near Torquay

  • Paignton Zoo - Set in 80 acres of spectacular natural beauty, scorching deserts, savannah, jungle and rainforests are all well represented. Over £6million has been spent on creating one of the best Zoos in the country.
  • Torquay Museum - Ranked among the finest in South West England, Torquay Museum is a journey of discovery for all ages.
  • Dartmoor - Dartmoor National Park is world famous and one of Devon's wilder places.