Did you know...a Torquay hotel inspired the British comedy Fawlty Towers?

Blue Flag beaches and a warm year-round climate have enticed visitors to indulge in Torquay for decades. Famed as the birthplace of Agatha Christie, Torquay continues to charm guests of all ages year after year. Nicknamed the ‘English Riviera’ by the Victorians, Torquay combines relaxed family cafes and restaurants, all-weather attractions and a lively nightlife.

Torquay’s waterfront forms the town’s hub, and merges the past and present as uniquely as the town itself. Visitors can admire stunning, unaltered sea views, visit the nearby family attractions or relax in the waterside bars.

Agatha Christie fans can follow in the crime author’s footsteps by completing the Agatha Christie Mile, a walk incorporating Torquay landmarks relevant to her life and work.

Santa in the Caves

There’s something of a magical feel to the Kents Cavern show caves in Torquay at any time of year, but they’re even more special during December when Santa sets up camp inside them. Following in the footsteps of the people who called the caves home all those thousands of years ago, Santa and his friends take to the underground caves...

Princess Gardens Torquay

Torquay’s Princess Gardens are as much a feature of the quaintest of seaside towns as Agatha Christie, palm trees and sandy beaches. There’s barely a postcard that doesn’t have the flower-lined gardens in the foreground, and many a summer event centres on the area. The Princess Gardens are a palm-lined promenade that frames the seafront, so a walk along its...
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