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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You... more » Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You want to enjoy side- splitting comedy, mind blowing illusions, powerful vocalist singing dynamic songs and dreamlike dancers enchanting you with their grace. Step in to the ‘Land Of Make Believe’, where fantasy becomes a reality! The all new family show for 2014, ‘Fantasy’ embraces the true essence of variety in all its guises at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay.A valuable asset to the English Riviera for over seventy years, the Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows, throughout the year. 2014 is no exception. Experience the narratives found in West End and Broadway hit musicals, sound bites from Oscar winning movie soundtracks and Grammy Award winning pop songs, whilst being confused by the mystical talents of an award winning illusionist. Also enjoy original comedic material interspersed with the humorous tales from iconic comedy classics.‘Fantasy’, is a story created by Producer & Director, Colin Matthews, it has been devised with one intention only…. and that is to ENTERTAIN YOU!Fantasy has weekly performances every Tuesday & Wednesday from Feb-22nd October at 8.15pm.The theatre has – · Access for the disabled with a disabled toilet· Wheelchair spaces · Loop System.For details on all the shows programmed at the venue, including Fantasy please refer to the website, or contact the box office. « less
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Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Cared for by local charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Cockington Country Park surrounds the picture postcard... more » Owner description: Cared for by local charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Cockington Country Park surrounds the picture postcard Cockington Village which lies just off the seafront near Torquay. The Park features beautiful formal gardens, lakes and woodlands which can be enjoyed via a network of paths. There is a Visitor Centre in the village staffed by local volunteers. Trust members can park for free in the Trust's car park, details on the website. As well as the village itself visitors can also visit Cockington Court a newly renovated craft centre in the centre of the park or make a day of it by combining it with a visit to Occombe Farm. « less
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Museums
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Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the... more » Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round. « less
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; History Museums; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. It... more » Owner description: Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. It is one of the best buildings in the country to tell the story of 800 years of Catholicism between 1196 and 1930. A clever mix of authentic artefacts with hi-tech interpretation. From talking portraits and statues to interactive displays and one of the largest fine art collections in the South West, there really is something for everyone. Follow the garden trails or pick up a family guide or Experts' Choice to discover many hidden mysteries. With a wealth of exotic plants, the gardens are a tranquil haven of beauty and pleasure and the perfect setting in which to relax, stroll or picnic. Children can explore the garden and bring the Abbey to life using our special discovery backpacks. Browse our shop stocked with a range of souvenirs, gifts and books or sit down and enjoy a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals in the tearooms. The house, Spanish Barn and Palm House are licensed for civil weddings, partnership ceremonies and christenings. Torre Abbey can also cater for functions, corporate hospitality or training events. A varied programme of events takes place at Torre Abbey throughout the year. Tours of the house are available out of hours to groups of 30 or more. Following the recent restoration project, the Abbey now boasts a new educational suite which provides opportunities for students of all ages to get involved and explore the Abbey's history. « less
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Torquay
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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Small stretch of shingle beach overlooking Torbay. Great for rock pooling. Good public toilets (open in Summer). Great... more » Owner description: Small stretch of shingle beach overlooking Torbay. Great for rock pooling. Good public toilets (open in Summer). Great friendly cafe. Access to cliff top walks. Back drop of the Osborne , a crescent georgian hotel. Parking available for beach on road and in small carpark. « less
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Trails
Owner description: Discover more about this popular and intriguing writer by following this one-mile trail that leads to places she knew and... more » Owner description: Discover more about this popular and intriguing writer by following this one-mile trail that leads to places she knew and loved: along the busy harbor and stretching along the palm-lined seafront and promenades. « less
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Gardens; Shops; Parks; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings

A visit to Cockington Court can be a free day out. Sited about a mile from Torquays sea front and accessible by Car, Bus,Cycle and walking (note Coaches are not allowed in the... more »

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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Public pay and play sports facility comprising of ten outdoor tennis courts, 9 hole par 3 golf course, outdoor bowling green... more » Owner description: Public pay and play sports facility comprising of ten outdoor tennis courts, 9 hole par 3 golf course, outdoor bowling green situated within a beautiful, picturesque park (Torre Abbey Park) on Torquay seafront (opposite Torre Abbey Sands). Anyone from beginners to advanced can just turn up and play each activity with all equipment included in the price. Open all year round. « less
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing... more » Owner description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy our family quiz, get creative in our craft room, and even sit on a dinosaur! Whether you have little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there's something for everyone to get their teeth into! « less
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Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum - a hands-on family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to... more » Owner description: Travel back through 400 million years of time at Torquay Museum - a hands-on family-friendly visitor attraction, with lots to see and do for children and adults alike. A wide variety of exhibitions are hosted throughout the year by the Museum, from child-friendly summer blockbusters to fascinating exhibitions about South Devon's amazing archaeology, geology and people. Detect your way through Britain's only Agatha Christie gallery at Torquay Museum, come face-to-face with North-West Europe's oldest human fossil and explore Ancient Egypt, including the coffin of a 2,500 year old mummified boy. Then follow the incredible journeys made by Torquay's famous explorers, from the frozen wastes of the Antarctic to the depths of the Brazilian rainforest. « less
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Torquay
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Ranked #24 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Playgrounds
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Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Torquay
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Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Torquay
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Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This site has special meaning for Agatha Christie readers who are avid fans of Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple.
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Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Casinos
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Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Torquay
Category: Health Clubs
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