- Torquay is in a superb setting above Torbay. its palm trees and kit of opulent leisure make it the nearest thing in Britain to a
French Riviera resort. Luxury hotels climb up the hillside overlooking the harbour, where yachts swing at anchor. The colourful, exotic plants and flowers in the public gardens are rarely seen out of doors elsewhere in the country.
- Torquay has everything for holidaymakers, good beaches, safe swimming sailing, fishing, golf, tennis, cinemas, and theatres It makes an Ideal touring centre for this richly interesting area of the West Country.
- Cockington village, a
well-known showplace 1 mile from the centre of Torquay, is
picturesque with thatched, white walled cottages, and an old forge,
as no cars are permitted visitors are advised to approach on foot or
by pony and trap.
On the edge of the town is the famous Kentís Cavern, one of the oldest known human dwelling-places in Britain, dating back to the last Ice Age.
- Torquay, like so many other popular resorts on this coast, has a traffic problem, and parking restrictions in streets near the beaches and harbour.
- Local towns and villages to visit..
- About Dartmoor
- Newton Abbot
- Sea fishing at
Teignmouth, Paignton, Torquay and Brixham (including shark
fishing). Trout and salmon fishing in the upper reaches of
the Rivers Teign and Dart.
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