Cheap Torquay Hotels
What to see by car: Torquay
Devon is one of the most picturesque and pleasant of England's counties and
Torquay is well placed for those wishing to explore the area.
There are plenty of excursions to make outside of Torquay. A short drive from
the town will take you to Dartmoor National Park, one of Devon's wilder places,
famous for its ponies, granite Tors, wonderful nature trails and walks. Close
by is Kents Cavern, one of the most ancient sites in Great Britain, where wild
animals and later man's ancient ancestors once lived and died. Meanwhile, Paignton
Zoo, set in 80 acres of spectacular natural beauty, has well-represented scorching
deserts, savannah, jungle and rainforests.
Also nearby is Kirkham House, a magnificent 15th Century mansion, with a fine
collection of hand-crafted furniture. The Torbay Aircraft Museum displays vivid
mementoes of World War II, while the Totnes Motor Museum has a unique collection
of sports and racing automobiles. At the fishing port of Brixham, another charming
town on Torbay, a replica of Sir Francis Drake's 'Golden Hinde' (formerly the
'Pelican'), in which he circumnavigated the globe, amazes visitors by its tiny
The Dart Valley Steam Railway takes thousands of happy visitors between Paignton
and Kingswear. With excellent views on the way and stops at Godrington and Churston,
this lovely way of travelling can be combined with a short ferry ride over to
Dartmouth, the quaint and historic naval town.
Also within driving distance, for a day trip, are the lovely university and
historic town of Exeter, and Exmouth at the mouth of the picturesque Ex river
estuary. To the south of Torquay is the historic naval town of Plymouth.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Imperial Hotel (Winter 2 Night Offer)
Bishops Court Hotel
Livermead Cliff Hotel
Rainbow International Hotel
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