Things to do in Torquay

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Torquay Tourist Attractions & Activities

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1. Babbacombe Beach

Relax and soak up the sun on the shingle sands of Babbacombe Beach. Take the 1920s Babbacombe Cliff Railway to the top of the cliffs and walk along the highest promenade in England. Fish from the breakwater, take a sailboat out on the waves or scuba dive beneath them.
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This unspoiled cove was once the home of fishermen and smugglers. Now it’s a popular beach on the English Riviera coastline.

2. Princess Theatre

Attending a show at the Princess Theatre is a favorite activity for many regular visitors to the seafront resort town of Torquay. Expect to see everything from famous musicals to live music acts to stand-up comedy shows and even burlesque. Choose from shows targeted at a wide variety of audiences, and find something to please all age groups.
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See a stand-up show, musical or other live production at this much-loved coastal theater, located close to many of Torquay’s most popular attractions. 

3. Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens

Explore the miniature world of Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens that recreates buildings with a wide variety of architectural styles, along with famous British landmarks such as the Shard and Stonehenge. Find the tiny residents, from the animated ‘Arry to the fire-breathing dragon on the castle. Wander through the award-winning gardens or catch a 4-D film in the special effects cinema.
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Visit this miniature world, which has been growing since 1963. See buildings, people and animals recreated with a touch of British humor.

4. Meadfoot Beach

Meadfoot Beach is located a little further away from the action at Torquay Harbour than some of the area’s other beaches. This means it is often slightly more peaceful, especially if you visit during a weekday. Bring the whole family along for a day of relaxation and fun, try your hand at water sports, and take the time to enjoy a pleasant walk inspired by a famous crime writer.
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Walk along a scenic coastal path from Torquay Harbour to reach this well-maintained beach, a favorite with water sports fans. 

5. Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves

Explore the rusty red tunnels and caves at Kents Cavern. See cave paintings and fossils of Ice Age animals. View an exhibit on the Kents Cavern jawbone, which is 41,000 years old. Take children on a woodland trail quest and let them play in an archeological dig area, then relax with a Devonshire cream tea in the café.
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Duck under stalactites, wander through tunnels and learn about in the oldest human dwelling in Britain.

6. Inner Harbour

The Inner Harbour is the area of Torquay Harbour where yacht-owners looking for long-term berth moor their boats. Set against the pretty backdrop of the strip, with its lovely historic buildings, the Inner Harbour looks like it could have come straight off a postcard. Go for a walk here to enjoy the sights and sounds of the harbor, then take the time to explore the other attractions in the area.
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Admire the beautiful yachts moored in this picturesque harbor, which sits within easy walking distance of many of Torquay’s main attractions. 

7. Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum is one of the most engaging attractions in the coastal resort town of Torquay. Designed to offer interactive learning and entertainment for children and adults alike, its exhibitions and permanent collections cover thousands of years of history. Come here to view ancient fossils, see a fantastic collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and learn all about the life of world-famous crime writer Agatha Christie.
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Learn about natural history, local traditions and Torquay’s most famous daughter, Agatha Christie, at this family-friendly attraction in a Victorian-era building.

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