Situated on the ‘English Riviera’, Torquay is a far cry from what British seaside towns have come to be known for. With its beautiful piers, rust-red cliffs and genuine palms trees, this is not the grey beach life that Morrissey sings about in his song Every Day is Like Sunday. Thanks to its mild microclimate and azure seas, this town certainly hasn’t been left forgotten by the advent of budget airlines and international travel. And there are still plenty of tip-top hotels in Torquay for every type of visitor.
A Torquay for Everyone
In many ways, Torquay is still that quintessential English seaside resort, with its white and pastel Victorian architecture that seems to glint in the sun, pier and obligatory Ferris wheel. However, looks can be deceiving and the town has managed to adapt with the times. Not only does it pull in the classic coach tour crews, but also the party crowd who flock for its pubs, clubs and seaside bars. There’s plenty of budget Torquay hotels for visitors who’d rather save their pennies for a party, with a great selection of hostels, and two and three star hotels situated all over this picturesque town - some even by the sea.
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But it’s also great for those looking for a romantic or elaborate getaway. Torquay is now giving the Dartmouth foodie-hub a run for its money with its fine selection of eateries and gastro-pubs. With its easy access to some of the finest fresh seafood in the British Isles, is it any wonder? Add that to its typically British set of eccentric attractions, such as its extensive aviary and surreal Babbacombe Model Village, Agatha Christie connection and, of course, its beaches, you have an unforgettable holiday on your hands. Check out its relaxing spa and beautiful boutique hotels in Torquay and treat both yourself and the one you love.
Naturally no British seaside town would be fulfilling its job spec if it didn’t have fun for all the family – and Torquay is one of Britain’s most persistently successful British seaside towns for a reason. Pay a visit to Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium, explore the prehistoric animals of the past at Torquay’s Dinosaur World or spend the day playing laser tag at Quasar.
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