Torquay Holidays 2016

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British Seaside Delights in Torquay

This coastal town in Devon is one of the homes of the quintessential British seaside break, with Torquay holidays a popular pastime since the 19th century. The town is just as thriving now as it has ever been, boasting nine sandy beaches, safe and clear water and a surprisingly warm climate. From its beaches to its unique heritage and history, this little corner of Devon maintains large character, proving to be one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in the UK.

Nature lovers and culture vultures will rejoice in the offerings of Torquay, while those holidaying as a family will discover a great number of attractions that will keep the young and young at heart well entertained throughout their holidays to Torquay. The town is also in close proximity to many more of Devon’s attractions and destinations, including the South Devon Heritage Coast, Dartmoor National Park and Exmouth.

Natural Splendour and Ancient History

Strolling along the coast of Devon is a captivating experience featuring dramatic landscape, stunning beaches and rich vegetation and wildlife. The South Devon Heritage Coast boasts some of the most impressive coastal landscapes in the whole of the UK, proving to be one of Torquay’s surrounding treasures. In easier reach of the town are a myriad of Torquay’s very own coastal treats for visitors to experience during their Torquay holidays. You best bring your swim gear with you, especially with the likes of Meadfoot Beach, Watcombe Beach, Maidencombe Beach and Anstey’s Cove awaiting you.

Culture vultures will find a special haven in Torquay, with numerous historical sites, some dating back as far as hundreds of thousands of years. Kents Cavern was home to early man for up to 700,000 years and is today a huge tourist attraction where visitors can visit an underground world. Meanwhile, Torre Abbey is another fascinating historical site that is worth a visit, dating from the 12th century, the complex is famed for its wonderful gardens and large art collection. Torquay’s location also makes it possible for holidaymakers to embark on exciting daytrips around the sites of Devon. Plymouth is a popular destination to flock to in order to experience an example of the UK’s significant naval prowess, while the charming town of Exeter boasts a beautiful cathedral and some fantastic medieval architecture.