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The Torbay Holiday Guide
"A Portal to the English Riviera"
The Torbay Guide
The Torbay Guide is a portal to the holiday resorts of Torquay, Paignton & Brixham; dedicated primarily to Torbay´s holiday resources, giving the visitor to Torbay a flavour of holidaying on the English Riviera.
Bringing together a wealth of tourist information about Torbay from holiday accommodation, be it self catering or serviced accommodation by hotels & guest houses to holiday guides for the English Riviera and the specific holiday resorts of Brixham, Paignton & Torquay.
Torbay is the premier holiday resort in the South West of England. Torbay encompasses the three towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.
Torbay has so much to offer the visitor that we have put together this unique guide, which has web links to all the relevant information you may need about the English Riviera and the attractions of South Devon.
Torbay is located in the beautiful county of Devonshire, with its rolling countryside and breathtaking scenery; it is a great counterpoint to the ruggedness of Dartmoor which is at its heart.
Torbay is a wonderful place for your holiday destination and a great base to explore the rest of the Shire of Devon. The English Riviera is also known for its mild climate, as it's nestled in the shelter of Tor Bay in the English Channel and has a real Mediterranean feel about it, which is further enhanced by the many palm trees around the bay.
Torquay developed its name from Torre meaning hill, and the first fishing quay which was built by the monks of Torre Abbey, hence the name Torquay, which evolved through various spellings, including Torrequay and Torkay before settling on the almost modern day version of Tor Quay from 1765.
Torbay Tourist Guide. A resource for Torquay, Paignton & Brixham on the English Riviera in Devon