Things to do in Torquay and the English Riviera
First recognised as a holiday destination by the Victorians, Torquay has something to offer everyone. From top class restaurants such as The Orange Tree and the Michelin stared Elephant, to the many lively café’s and bars centred around the harbour. Top attractions include the Jubilee Wheel, The Living Coast Marine Zoo and the many boat trips available from the pier, taking you across to Brixham or around the stunning Torbay coastline.
Further afield Exeter the regional capital city, is just 20 minutes away by car with its Cathedral and many stylish shops & restaurants. Dartmouth is around 30 minutes away, with all its naval history and beautiful estuary views.
The local coast line was designated a ‘Global Geo-Park’ just a few years ago and offers some truly fantastic walks along some of the UK’s last remaining unspoilt coast line.