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Torquay

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Theme Parks · Caves · Specialty Museums
English Riviera
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. It lies 18mi south of the county town of Exeter and 28mi east-north-east of Plymouth, on the north of Tor Bay, adjoining the neighbouring town of Paignton on the west of the bay and across from the fishing port of Brixham.The town's economy, like Brixham's, was initially based upon fishing and agriculture, but in the early 19th century it began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort, initially frequented by members of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars while the Royal Navy anchored in the bay. Later, as the town's fame spread, it was popular with Victorian society. Renowned for its healthful climate, the town earned the nickname the English Riviera.The writer Agatha Christie was born in the town and lived there during her early years and there is an "Agatha Christie Mile", a tour with plaques dedicated to her life and work.ToponymyTorquay's name originates in its being the quay of the ancient village of Torre. In turn, Torre takes its name from the tor, the extensively quarried remains of which can be seen by the town's Lymington Road thus giving this the original name of Torrequay, then Torkay, Torkey and Tor Quay before joining the words together to Torquay.
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Popular things to do in Torquay

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Theme Park
Babbacombe Model Village
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Kents Cavern
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Cockington Court
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Living Coasts
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Torquay

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Specialty Museum
Brunel's SS Great Britain Bristol
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
The Tank Museum Bovington
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Pentewan
4.3
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Torquay

Golf Course
Torre Abbey Leisure Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Torre Abbey
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Torquay Harbour (Inner Dock)
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Cockington
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Torquay

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Specialty Museum
Bygones
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Torquay Museum
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Haddon Galleries
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
The Militaryboats Museum
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Torquay

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Meadfoot Beach
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Torquays Dinosaur World
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Watcombe Beach
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in Torquay

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Outdoor Activity
Bay Bubble Football
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Torre Abbey Sands
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Anstey's Cove
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
The Boulder Bunker
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Performance
Artizan Gallery
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Neighborhood
Babbacombe
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Monkey World Wareham
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
Eden Project Bodelva
3.6
Duration: 3 hours

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