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Torquay is a traditional seaside resort with sandy beaches and family attractions. The town grew rapidly with the arrival of the Great Western Railway and many Victorian buildings remain. The area is known as the English Riviera. Torquay is pronounced 'Tor-key'.

TI 5 Vaughan Parade. Tel. 0844 474 2233.

The National Trust has many holiday cottages in Devon: National Trust Holidays

Torre Abbey ¼ mile

Torre Abbey was founded as a monastery in 1196 and later adapted as a country house. It is now an art gallery with Victorian paintings, including work by Holman Hunt and Burne-Jones. Monastic remains, historic rooms, family chapel, mementoes of Agatha Christie. Gardens and parkland. Tearoom. Tel. 01803 293593.
Open Daily 1000-1700, last admission 1600.

Cockington Village & Cockington Court 1 mile

An idyllic village, country park and craft centre. 460 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes. Tearooms. Tel. 01803 607230.
Open Daily.

Coastal Zoo 1¼ miles

A coastal zoo featuring penguins, auks, seals, puffins and sea ducks. Café. Tel. 01803 202470.
Open Daily from 1000, closing time varies.