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Occombe Farm Paignton

Occombe Farm Paignton

Occombe Farm Paignton is an organic farm on the edge of Paignton, open to the public and entry is free. It has a 2Km easy-access nature trail, education centre and award-winning farm shop and cafe. Nowhere else in the reigion can you get this close to local wildlife, experience the day-to-day workings of an organic open farm and sample authentic Devon food and drink. All profits from Occombe Farm go towards the conservation work of Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.

Paignton Pier

Occombe Farm Paignton

Paignton Pier Paignton Pier first opened to the public in 1879 and has seen many changes over the years. Set at the centre of one of Torbay's best beaches, within an easy level walk to the town centre, station and buses, the Pier has plenty of parking nearby, many attractions on the open deck and inside, plus magnificent views of Torbay.

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village. Take time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England´s past, present and future. It's not just the humour, nor the animation - it has a life of its own. Come and see for yourself!

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is the oldest building in Torquay. It has a story spanning 800 years and was once the most important Abbey of its kind in England, the brothers who lived here then were known as the White Canons. Following a massive three-year restoration project visitors can now explore the most ancient and hallowed parts of the building where some stunning finds have been unearthed.
Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. But through all that, the one thing that has never changed is the hospitality offered to its guests.

Greenway

Greenway on the River Dart

Greenway has been an important Devonshire property for over 500 years. There have been a fascinating array of owners over this period, each leaving their mark on the estate we treasure today, the most famous was Agatha Christie (known locally by her married name, Mrs Mallowan) who could not resist buying Greenway. She and her husband Max, who was later knighted for his services to archaeology, soon became very attached to the place. It became their holiday home.

Cockington Village

Cockington Village

Cockington Village is the famous thatched village documented in the Doomsday book, taking you back in time to olde England within a hidden valley in the heart of Torquay. Cockington Court is also the creative home to some of the best craftsmen and women in Devon. The village is well served with tea rooms, horse drawn carrage rides, the fine Lutyens Public House and the 14th Century Forge.
Set in 420 acres of parkland which offers formal rose and organic gardens and childrens play areas with lakes, plantations and orchards.

Bygones

Bygones

Bygones brings the past alive. When you walk into Bygones you are transported about a 100 years back in time to the reign of Queen Victoria. Nostalgia for all the family.

Skiwest Watersports

Ski West

Skiwest Watersports is based at Princess Pier Torquay, behind the Princess Theatre. Explore our website for a comprehensive guide to our outdoor water sports activities. Weather you are on holiday, a local, experienced or a complete novice come along and have some fun.

Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum

Torquay Museum is ranked amounst the finest in South West England. Come and see the museum´s many amazing artifacts and fossils from Torquay´s famous Kents Cavern prehistoric caves, where our ancestors made their home as long as half a million years ago. On display are Neanderthal tools to wolly mammoth teeth to cave bear skulls.

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Babbacombe Cliff Railway was built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 84 years of service. With an extensive overhaul & refurbishment now completed, the railway is ready to serve thousands more passengers and to allow them to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the waters edge on Babbacombe Beach.

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