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.

The Orange Tree

The Orange Tree is an English European restaurant with a menu influenced by the seasons and food created with local ingredients. This Torquay favourite has an A La Carte menu and it’s just right for a special occasion or a quiet meal for two. Regarded by many as Torquay’s best restaurant (check the TripAdvisor reviews for the hard evidence), The...

Kents Cavern

Discover Britain’s most important prehistoric cave dwelling, the fascinating Kents Cavern in the heart of Torquay. Imagine the earliest residents of the English Riviera making the caves their home and get up close to relics from the prehistoric world found right on the site of Kents Cavern. The caves have stunned geologists around the world with their secrets, and the...
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