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Known as ‘Queen of the Riviera’ in Victorian times Torquay possesses some of the best of the English weather and most sought after beaches. Stroll along the palm lined promenade watching the rows of graceful Victorian terraces and white villas pass you by or just lay by the almost tropical beaches as the sea gently rolls in. Enjoy an entertaining nightlife presenting theatres, pubs, night clubs and quality Continental foods from all around the world. Weather you’re looking for Cantonese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish or even specialist seafood bistros and traditional cuisine tempt your taste buds in the English Riviera.
Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe and one of Britain's best showcaves! On your visit you'll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. As you walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns, you'll be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.
Situated a short walk from The Briarfields you can find Torre Abbey, an archaeological site of national importance set withn 18 acres of stunning gardens and parklands.
Built in 1196 the extent of its survival makes Torre Abbey the best-preserved medieval abbey in Devon and Cornwall. Henry VIII closed the monastery in 1539, thereafter some of the buildings were adapted for use as a private house. It houses more tha 600 works of art from the 18th century up to the present day.
Babbacome Moel Village set in 4 acres of award winning gardens which provide the idyllic setting for hudreds of models and scenes. The minature world is full of fun characters and hidden gems and appeals to the young and old alike.
Whilst in the area, why not visit the Babbacombe Cliff Railway, an original working funicular built in 1926, it links the top of Babbacombe Downs, the highest clifftop promade in England, down to Oddicombe Beach.
Situated on the west bank of the pictureseque River Dart, Dartmouth has a rich maritime heritage and is home to the Brittania Royal Naval College, which overlooks the town. Dartmouth has numerous festivals and events taking place throughout the year. There are some great activities and attractions in and around Dartmouth, including river cruises, steam trains, a paddle steamer, the ruins of the 14th centuary Dartmouth Castle and Dartmouth Museum. The narrow streets offer a wide range of artisan craft shops and galleries and plenty of coffee shops restaurants and bars.