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Pavilion

Harbourside, Torquay, England
01803 200210
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Ranked #30 of 34 attractions in Torquay
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This newly renovated pavilion is located along the seafront promenade, giving visitors easy access to the beaches and Fleet Walk shopping within... more » Owner description: This newly renovated pavilion is located along the seafront promenade, giving visitors easy access to the beaches and Fleet Walk shopping within walking distance. « less
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Newport, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Torbay Council in its wisdom have allowed this building to close. It is apparently up for sale although there did not appear to be any signs to say so. This building has so much historic significance to Torquay seafront and is now abandoned. Surely the council could have preserved this as part of the heritage of Torquay. Will it be... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This used to be a gem but over the years of massive under-investment by our Council, they have finaly decided to sell it all off. It is now part of a vision which will see massive investment into the harbourside, but I doubt any locals other than those on the Council will see any benefit from the end result.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is a really lovely old building which has never been used tto its full potential. But it is a real shame to hear it will be closing in the New Year. Torbay Council really need to ensure this site is developed before it becomes a derelict eyesore which is right on the harbour side in Torquay. The Palm Court... More

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Sadly the Pavilion, which was built as a place to be seen in during the heyday of Torquay's past glory years, will be closing in early January 2013 and no one seems to know how or even if it will be redeveloped.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I went into this building thinking it had many shops in it wrong. It was like being at a jumble sale. Only saving grace was the exhibition about Torquay in the past. Told through Postcards, letters, photos etc

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London, United Kingdom
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151 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

the pavillion i liked this place you can walk around and shop and then go upstairs to the bar and restaurant i had a drink and went outside to look at the views they now have a wheel like the london eye real close to the pavillion it was night time and all lit up great view its well worth... More

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Head upstairs and if the weather is fine grab a table on the balcony overlooking the harbour and then tuck in to some magnificent tapas. Great olive dish. Fantastic prawns (harrissa sauce), Stuffed peppers and rustic breads. Very good coffee or local ales to wash it all down. Time seems to float away, very relaxing.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Whilst staying in Torquay, we had a look inside the Pavilion. It was more or less empty, apart from a couple of little units, and an interesting display about the history of the building. Bought some lovely little presents to take home. Didn't visit the cafe upstairs, but it looked it's quite popular. Noticed a artist by the entrance, doing... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Having lived in Torquay from the mid '60s I remember the Pavilion as a thriving theatre, I went to my first Rock concert there, later it was a skating facility and now it's an indoor market...trouble is that many of the units are empty.......so sad.. ATB,J.

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Midlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

business seems to be declining in Torquay, the Pavilion was half empty with hardly and visitors, what's going on there?

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