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Guidebook for Torquay

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Guidebook for Torquay

Arts & Culture
The Abbey was on the site long before Torquay existed. It grew into one of the country's richest religious orders before it fell foul of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. It then became home to a local wealthy family called The Carys until they ran out of money in 1930 and had to move out. Its last incarnation has therefore been as a home for the municipal art collection and as a museum. It has therefore reflected the changing political, economic and social changes of the country as a whole. It has a wonderful walled garden where there is an arid house and a palm house and where there is also an Agatha Christie inspired poison garden.
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Torre Abbey
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The Abbey was on the site long before Torquay existed. It grew into one of the country's richest religious orders before it fell foul of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. It then became home to a local wealthy family called The Carys until they ran out of money in 1930 and had to move out. Its last incarnation has therefore been as a home for the municipal art collection and as a museum. It has therefore reflected the changing political, economic and social changes of the country as a whole. It has a wonderful walled garden where there is an arid house and a palm house and where there is also an Agatha Christie inspired poison garden.
Torquay Museum is a little museum that punches above its weight.
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Torquay Museum
529 Babbacombe Rd
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Torquay Museum is a little museum that punches above its weight.
Entertainment & Activities
The Princess Theatre has a full programme of shows all year round. These include touring productions of West End hits and performances from Britain's top stand up comedians. We can obtain Booking fee free tickets so guests can normally save at least £4.00 per ticket.
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Princess Theatre
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The Princess Theatre has a full programme of shows all year round. These include touring productions of West End hits and performances from Britain's top stand up comedians. We can obtain Booking fee free tickets so guests can normally save at least £4.00 per ticket.
Quite a run down cinema but incredible value for money - perfect venue in which to watch a horror movie!!!
Torquay Central Cinema
29 Abbey Rd
Quite a run down cinema but incredible value for money - perfect venue in which to watch a horror movie!!!
Getting Around
Torquay harbour is the hub for transport around and out of the Bay. From here it is possible to travel to anywhere by bus in The English Riviera as well as to places outside the area such as Plymouth, Exeter, Totnes, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and Dawlish. The boat operators also provide seasonal services from spring through to late autumn.
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Torquay Harbour
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Torquay harbour is the hub for transport around and out of the Bay. From here it is possible to travel to anywhere by bus in The English Riviera as well as to places outside the area such as Plymouth, Exeter, Totnes, Dartmouth, Teignmouth and Dawlish. The boat operators also provide seasonal services from spring through to late autumn.
Parks & Nature
Cockington is a country park right in the middle of The English Riviera close to Torquay. Buses run there and it is possible to walk there from Torquay sea front in about forty minutes. Cockington village is a collection of sweet cottages many of which are thatched. The centre of the village is home to beautiful tea rooms whilst the former manor house, Cockington Court, is now home to some wonderful arts and crafts studios. Surrounding the village and Cockington Court is Cockington Country park with acres of wonderful space to enjoy a walk in.
Cockington Court
Cockington is a country park right in the middle of The English Riviera close to Torquay. Buses run there and it is possible to walk there from Torquay sea front in about forty minutes. Cockington village is a collection of sweet cottages many of which are thatched. The centre of the village is home to beautiful tea rooms whilst the former manor house, Cockington Court, is now home to some wonderful arts and crafts studios. Surrounding the village and Cockington Court is Cockington Country park with acres of wonderful space to enjoy a walk in.
Essentials
This is only five minutes away from the apartments and is a good quality convenience store with not only the essentials but with some nice quality products too.
Co-op Food - Torquay - Ilsham Road
31 Ilsham Rd
This is only five minutes away from the apartments and is a good quality convenience store with not only the essentials but with some nice quality products too.
Drinks & Nightlife
Kent's pub is a really friendly local which does a roaring trade with food. It is only a five minute walk away from the apartment.
The Kents
Kent's pub is a really friendly local which does a roaring trade with food. It is only a five minute walk away from the apartment.
Great little place on Torquay harbourside - best venue for live music in the town.
The Offshore Bar and Restaurant
13-14 Vaughan Rd
Great little place on Torquay harbourside - best venue for live music in the town.
Food Scene
This little cafe is a pure delight. Eccentric, eclectic it offers simple great value for money food.
Ilshams Vintage Cafe Bar
15a Ilsham Rd
This little cafe is a pure delight. Eccentric, eclectic it offers simple great value for money food.
Great wine bar bistro. Good food often live music and events.Just a six or seven minute walk from the apartment.
Wellies
21 Ilsham Rd
Great wine bar bistro. Good food often live music and events.Just a six or seven minute walk from the apartment.
This bar and restaurant is perfectly located on Torquay's promenade for people who love to laze away sunny afternoons people watching. Bliss
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Pier Point Restaurant and Bar
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This bar and restaurant is perfectly located on Torquay's promenade for people who love to laze away sunny afternoons people watching. Bliss
Wonderful little restaurant with stunning food and friendly attentive service. Good value for money too.
The Waddling Duck Bistro
35 Ilsham Rd
Wonderful little restaurant with stunning food and friendly attentive service. Good value for money too.
Great cafe right on Meadfoot Beach. Open all year round with some evening specials too. Blissful in the morning for a breakfast!!
Meadfoot Beach Cafe
Great cafe right on Meadfoot Beach. Open all year round with some evening specials too. Blissful in the morning for a breakfast!!