Since 1848, when the railway first came to town, Torquay has been a popular and vibrant seaside town, and a great all year-round destination. Built over seven hills, this good sized and grand resort offers has many different areas to it that each warrant exploration, either by car, public transport or on foot.
The likes of Babbacombe, with its beautiful green lawns cresting the clifftop, Cockington, a hidden and historical village, and Meadfoot, where Torquay resident Agatha Christie’s favourite beach was, are all waiting to be appreciated. Key attractions such as Kents Cavern, Torre Abbey, and Babbacombe Model Village welcome visitors of any age, and the excellent Torquay Museum tells the story of the town very effectively.
Agatha Christie fans are very well catered for throughout the town with many points of interest, including at the town museum and Torre Abbey, and for those that just want to sit back and relax, Torquay has a long and attractive main seafront, and many smaller coves, some tucked well away from the more crowded areas.
Complete with many fabulous restaurants, cafes and pubs, and every kind of accommodation, large and small, Torquay appeals to travellers from all over the world.