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Torre Abbey, Torquay

4.5
#2 of 8 in Museums in Torquay
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Torre Abbey is a historic building and art gallery in Torquay, Devon, which lies in the South West of England. It was founded in 1196 as a monastery for Premonstratensian canons, and is now the best-preserved medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. In addition to its medieval and Georgian rooms, Torre Abbey is known for the formal gardens on Abbey Park and Meadows, for the third largest art collection in the county of Devon and for regular exhibitions by contemporary artists.

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  • We had booked tickets for the abbey but when we arrived the lift was out of order so it was not possible for us to get in. The staff were really lovely, we were given a full refund, and had a wander....  more »
  • Having visited many museums this rated very highly in our opinion. There were some exceptional exhibits, lots of historical facts and artefacts. A thoroughly modern museum with interactive displays.....  more »
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  • Fascinating place. Lot's to see in the main house, the garden's were still beautiful, despite being mid October and a great tea shop serving snacks and cakes. Will definitely visit again
  • Deceptively large, wheelchair friendly and very well run. It will need two days to look at everything properly so your ticket is valid for two visits within a week which is a very nice touch. I will visit again when I'm next in the area on holiday
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