Close Attractions - The Glenorleigh
Zoo & Aquarium Torquay Harbourside. TQ1 2BG Whatever the weather theres always plenty to see and do-mingle with the playfull penguins, get up close with the otters and come face to face with the seals and much more. Discover the wildlife and habitat just off our ever-changing shore. Lobsters, seahorses and starfish are just a few of the fascinating creatures to be found.
Babbacombe TQ1 3LA Feel like a giant at Babbacombe Model Village as you explore 4 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens, meandering past streams, waterfalls and lakes. Hundreds of models are on display featuring many architectural styles including Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian, along with many familiar scenes such as the picture-postcard Thatched Village and the iconic Stonehenge. The carefully manicured gardens have led Babbacombe to be acknowledged as one of the leading Model Villages in the world.
Ilsham Road, Torquay. TQ1 2JF Travel through a million years and back before the day is out. Excavated in the early 1900s there are some of the oldest artefacts in Europe, Mammoth teeth, skulls prehistoric tools and much more, including the oldest human bone in Britain, 41.000 years old. All weather attraction, 14 degrees centigrade every day, guided tours over non slip paths with good head height. Kents Cavern is one of Europes top ten most important prehistoric caves and a visitors centre for the English Riviera Geopark.
Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay. TQ1 4PR Three floors of pure nostalgia for both adults and children. Period rooms, Scenic Model Railway, Fantasy Land, 200 years of British Military History. Bringing the past alive! Go back in time to the Victorian era. The unexpected is to be found at Bygones.
Totnes Road Paignton. TQ4 7EU With more animals than anyone in the South West youre in for a really wild time. See them all- giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, plus our cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes and amazing monkeys. There are also indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and uniquely six different habitats that mimic the animals natural environment. Come in and get close to over two thousand creatures;but youd better leave a whole day- you‚Â™ll need it.
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 youre looking for Cantonese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish or even specialist seafood bistros and traditional cuisine tempt your taste buds in the English Riviera.
Torquay United Football Club
In May 1985, just six days after the Bradford Stadium fire, a third of the old grandstand was destroyed during an early morning blaze. Nobody was hurt, but as a result, the grounds capacity fell to below 5,000. In the few years after the fire the ground saw little change. During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Plainmoor has finally seen some major changes. The old Mini Stand made way for the all-seating Family Stand, which also houses offices, the boardroom and the club shop, as well as the pub and restaurant Boots and Laces, and the 200 Club bar.
Berry Pomeroy Castle - Devon
This romantic ruined castle is situated in a picturesque Devon valley and steeped in local folklore and legend. The gatehouse and defensive curtain wall date from the late 15th century and behind them are the remains of an Elizabethan country house built C.1560-1600 by the Seymour family. Edward Seymour, first Duke of Somerset also known as the uncle and governor of the boy-king, Edward VI “acquired the castle in 1547. On the wall of the gatehouse chamber is a 15th-century painting of the three kings bearing gifts to Christ. A fascinating audio tour is also available.
Teignmouth Golf Club - Teignmouth
WELCOME TO TEIGNMOUTH GOLF CLUB, DEVON. Thank you for your interest in our Golf Club. Dating back to 1924 and designed by Dr Alister Mackenzie, the architect of the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia U.S.A. on which the renowned annual U.S. Masters Golf Championship is played. Teignmouth Golf Club is a Limited Company with a Board of Directors and operates as a private members golf club. Visitors are welcome all year round and are required to pay green fees on entry. Set out on the high plateau of Little Haldon, over 800 feet above sea level, the course is unique in its situation, with breathtaking and extensive views. From the outgoing half we look down on Teignmouth itself, over the Teign estuary to the Devon shore as far as Berry Head.