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 Solitaire du Figaro

It’s going to be an adrenaline-charged June in the waters of South Devon’s Torbay as the English Riviera welcomes the event of all sailing events – the Solitaire du Figaro. Some of the world’s finest offshore sailors will sail their way to Torbay as Torquay welcomes the Solitaire du Figaro from 17 th to 21 st June. The world-class event...

Christmas at Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay transforms each December, and the world in miniature takes on a wintry appearance as a sheet of snow settles across miniature rooftops, fields and even the teeny tiny pathways. Even the leaves on the miniature trees sit under a coating of snow as the village well and truly gets into the Christmas spirit, and better...
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