Self-Drive Torquay - Hotel Richmond
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TGRA8303
- Travel Type: Self Drive
4 & 7 Nights Half Board
The Richmond enjoys fine views from its elevated position over Torbay.
Torquay is a seaside resort town on the English Channel in Devon. Known for beaches such as Babbacombe and Cliffside Oddicombe, its coastline is nicknamed the English Riviera.
The town’s economy was initially based upon fishing and agriculture, but in the early 19th century it began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort, initially frequented by members of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars while the Royal Navy anchored in the bay. Later, as the town’s fame spread, it was popular with Victorian society and today is a vibrant resort with a popular harbour and international flavour.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Out and About
Beach - Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 20 beaches and coves. Some are wide, sandy beaches, others are smaller and more secluded. Many of the beaches hold coveted awards for cleanliness and quality.
Dartmoor National Park - Wild open moorlands and deep river valleys, with a rich history and rare wildlife, Dartmoor is a unique place.
Babbacombe Model Village - This outdoor miniature village is located just outside Torquay and occupies a four acre site. There are thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles with over 1000ft of model railway track.
Kent’s Cavern - An important Palaeolithic ( Stone age) and Archaeological site where 500,000 years of history have been uncovered during years of careful excavation, unearthing thousands of important artefacts and opening a window into how our ancestors lived.
South Devon Railway - A 6.64 miles heritage railway from Totnes to Buckfastleigh in Devon mostly running alongside the River Dart, the railway is now operated by the South Devon Railway Trust.
Torre Abbey - The historic medieval abbey has been well preserved and is particularly known for its formal gardens. It now houses an art gallery with one of the largest collections in Devon. There are regular exhibitions by contemporary artists.
Here's just some of the things you can explore further afield.
• Dartmoor National Park
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