Torquay

The capital of the "English Riviera" is the place for a seaside promenade. Popular as a resort since Victorian times, Torquay is now a vibrant town at the centre of 22 miles of coastline.

TORQUAY - AT A GLANCE

  • Marvel at the tiny people and buildings depicting British village and city life at the Babbacombe Model Village
     
  • Did you know? The charming thatched village of Cockington has buildings that were mentioned in the Domesday Book back in 1086.
     
  • If you're an Agatha Christie fan, visit the Torquay Museum where you'll find a gallery about the famous Torquay-born crime writer and her work.
  • From bustling sandy beaches to secluded coves there are plenty of places to enjoy the English Riviera in Torquay.
  • The journey from London to Torquay is 3 hours and 30 minutes by train.