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The Surrounding Area - Torquay


Torquay began to be developed as a seaside resort at the end of the eighteen century and today the town has a cosmopolitan buzz that offers a wealth of beaches, cafes, shops, restaurants, tourist attractions and much, much more.


Agatha Christie Mile - a series of key locations along Torquay sea front that were significant in Agatha Christie's life.
Babbacombe Cliff Railway - recently refurbished funnicular railway that has been in service since 1926.
Babbacombe Model Village - thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles in four acres of stunning gardens.
Bygones Victorian Street - bringing the past alive. Includes a life size street with Victorian shops.
Dinosaur World - See the dinosaurs brought to life in spine-tingling detail - family fun for all ages!
Hi-Flyer Balloon - a tethered helium balloon that ascends up to 400 feet for breath-taking views across Torbay.
Kents Cavern - network of underground caves.
Living Coasts - Torquay's coastal zoo and conservation charity. Highlights include penguins, seals and octopus.
Riviera Centre - Torbay's biggest conference centre which has a large gym and Waves Leisure Swimming Pool.
Torquay Museum - Devon's oldest museum features the Agatha Christie Gallery.
Torre Abbey – Torquay's oldest building has recently enjoyed a lottery grant of over £6 million and is now part gallery, part museum and part historic house. There is also a beautiful garden, the highlights of which are the Palm House – originally erected in 1939 – and the more recently established Agatha Christie Potent Plants section of garden.



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Villa Garda Self-Catering Holiday Flats, Solsbro Road, Chelston, Torquay, South Devon, TQ2 6PF. Tel: 01803 605474                                © Villa Garda 2015