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Torquay

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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'. Torquay PlusBus tickets are valid within the Torbay area, including buses to Newton Abbot and Paignton.

Torquay's Coastal Zoo has closed permanently.

TI 5 Vaughan Parade. Tel. 0844 474 2233.

www.torquay.com | www.englishriviera.co.uk

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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.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1700, last admission 1600.
www.torre-abbey.org.uk

Cockington Village & Cockington Court 1 mile

An idyllic village, country park and craft centre. 460 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes. Tearooms.
Open Daily.
www.cockingtoncourt.org

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Bygones St Marychurch, by bus

A life-size replica Victorian street with over twenty shops and period rooms. Steam engine. Model railways. Tearoom.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1600 Nov-Feb). Last admission 1 hour before closing.
www.bygones.co.uk
Bus 22 from near station to Bygones in St Marychurch, Chilcote Memorial near Bygones. M-S every 20 minutes, Sun & BH hourly, about 30 minutes journey. Buses also operate from Teignmouth.

Babbacombe Model Village St Marychurch, by bus

Hundreds of 1/12th scale models, landmarks and humourous animated scenes. Model railway.
Open Daily from 1030, closing time varies, please see website.
www.model-village.co.uk
Bus as Bygones above then a short walk (follow signs).

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